Wasim Jaffer backs Virat Kohli to come back strong following horror start to T20 World Cup

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Kohli has struggled to make an influence, scoring just one, 4, and 0 runs in India’s first three Group A video games.

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer is assured that the talismanic batter Virat Kohli will showcase his true greatness within the essential phases of the Men’s T20 World Cup. Despite a gradual start within the New York leg of India’s marketing campaign, the place he solely managed to rating 5 runs in three innings, Jaffer believes Kohli will rise to the event when it issues most.

Kohli entered the match after a powerful efficiency within the IPL 2024, the place he emerged because the main run-scorer with 741 runs in 15 matches whereas opening for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. However, within the T20 World Cup, Kohli has struggled to make an influence, scoring just one, 4, and 0 runs in India’s first three Group A video games on difficult pitches on the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.

Despite these preliminary setbacks, Jaffer stays optimistic about Kohli’s potential to flip issues round and ship when it counts. As a seasoned cricketer himself, Jaffer understands the ebbs and flows of the sport and believes that Kohli has the talent and willpower to overcome this tough patch and lead India to success within the match.

“Rohit and Virat have been playing on the tough New York pitch so they aren’t quite among the top run-scorers. But do not write off Virat Kohli. As the tournament will get to its business end, he will show his true colors and he will show his greatness. I had picked Virat Kohli as the highest run-scorer and I will stick to him,” mentioned Jaffer in a video on his Youtube channel.

He dismissed any hypothesis about Kohli returning to play at quantity three, declaring that Rishabh Pant has established himself in that place.

“I don’t think Virat Kohli should bat at No. 3. He should continue to open because now you have got Rishabh Pant at No. 3 and now it has been working out really well. You ideally want a left-hand right-hand opening combination and while you have Jaiswal, that doesn’t seem possible.”

Simultaneously, Jaffer additionally hopes that India will take a proactive strategy to their power-play batting in future matches.

“You will need to be proactive in the powerplay. You will reach nowhere if you play cautiously on such pitches because the bowler knows he has to bowl on a spot and let the pitch do the rest. We have seen players like Rishabh Pant get rewarded for their bravery and that’s the way you need to play with the powerplay restrictions.”

India and Canada will conflict in Lauderhill on Saturday in what would be the third match of the match for town in Florida. 

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