Sourav Ganguly makes huge prediction about Virat Kohli's form in Asia Cup 2022: 'Let him practice, let him play matches'

Published on Aug 16, 2022 07:42 AM IST

Virat Kohli is all set to return to action in the continental tournament and has also been grinding behind the scenes.

Former India captain Virat Kohli(Getty)
Former India captain Virat Kohli(Getty)

Virat Kohli has not been in the best of forms and the string of low scores in recent series have done him no good. The former India captain failed to put a show for the fans in India's recent tour to England, following which he skipped the away series against West Indies and Zimbabwe. He could only manage 33 runs in the two ODIs he was part of in England. The outcome was similar in Tests, where he managed only 31 runs in two innings, and was dismissed for 1 and 11 in two T20Is.

With the team gearing up for the Asia Cup, the 33-year-old is set to return to action following a break and has also been grinding behind the scenes. BCCI Ahead of the tournament, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly remains optimistic about Kohli finding his lost mojo in the tournament and feels the former India captain will put his poor run of scores behind him.

"Let him practice, let him play matches. He is a big player and has scored plenty of runs. I am hopeful that he will make a comeback. He is just not able to score a century and I believe he will find his form in the Asia Cup," Ganguly told Sports Tak in an interview.

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Kohli's bat has been quiet for a long time, with his last century coming way back in 2019 in historic pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The right-handed batter did manage a few half-centuries over the course of time but fans are eagerly waiting for Kohli to put up a big score and break his century drought.

More so, Kohli would also look to settle a personal score against Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup encounter in Dubai, which is the first since India's humiliating loss at the T20 World Cup last year. Under Kohli, India suffered a 10-wicket drubbing and the star batter would be eager to even the odds.

However, a lot has changed in the Indian camp since October last year. Ravi Shastri is no longer the coach, with Rahul Dravid replacing him. The captaincy baton has also passed on to Rohit Sharma, who too would look to start the Asian Cup campaign on a strong note and help India defend its title.

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