The former Indian cricketer and now commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar, has all praise for the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli for trusting his game. Virat Kohli who struggled for more than 3 years (1092 days to be exact) to get back to his form, has now finally regained his form and has been seen playing some important innings.
The run drought for Virat Kohli ended from the match against Afghanistan in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022 where Virat Kohli scored his first ever century after 1092 days as mentioned above and since then, there was no looking back. In short, Virat Kohli not only in the match against, Afghanistan proved his mettle but several other innings, scoring 276 runs in total, being one of the top scorers.
To add more, in the recently concluded, India Vs. Australia, 3 – Match T20I series also, Virat was seen in his perfect form. In the series, the chase master was seen playing important innings especially in the third T20I match scoring an important 63 runs off 48 deliveries.
Reflecting to all of the above performances, Sanjay Manjrekar said,
“See, right from the Asia Cup, every match that he got runs, not just the runs, there was some improvement coming. I think the power game is back, he is trusting his power game. There was a time when he was getting runs but his power game was not coming at his beck and call that is starting to happen,”
He spoke all this while in an interview with the news channel, Sports18. Sanjay continued further by adding that dispatching good balls for big boundaries and sixes was a sign of the lost confidence coming back. Look at what he said,
“He’s dispatching good balls for big boundaries and sixes. It’s all about confidence, this is a guy who’s damn self-confident and drives himself to excellence, but for long-time runs weren’t coming and his confidence was tender,”
“But during the Asia Cup, slowly and steadily, certain things started to happen, the pull shots came in, and the sixes started going more into the stands than just going over the rope as it was going in the IPL. So, the pieces are falling back to frame the perfect picture. Now it’s all about putting all these kinds of performances in the main event,”
Currently, the Indian squad has headed towards Australia, and is looking in perfect shape and smiles.