Indian star batter Virat Kohli who struggles to score a ton since November 2019 opens up on his lean patch and says you cannot run this far in your international career without having the ability to counter situations.
Kohli on his Lean Patch
Virat Kohli – the man once considered the player to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record now struggles to maintain his precious form and become the talkative topic for his lean patch.
Virat failed to score big in the recently concluded England tour in all three formats. He then rested for the West Indies tour as well as in the Zimbabwe tour. Virat will appear in the Asia Cup 2022 where India will play their first match against Pakistan on August 28.
Ahead of the continental event, Kohli opened up on his struggles. “I know where my game stands and you cannot run this far in your international career without having the ability to counter situations and counter conditions and counter different kinds of bowling.
So, this for me, is an easier phase to process, but I don’t want to put this phase behind me,” Kohli was quoted as saying by Star Sports.
“I want to learn from it and I want to understand what are the core values that I have, as a sportsperson and as a human being. As long as I’m ticking those boxes, I know there are ups and downs, and when I come out of this phase, I know how consistent I can be.
My experiences are sacred to me. Whatever I have experienced in this phase or in the past, as well one thing that I can vouch for is that I have never valued myself more as a person.”
India faces a huge blow ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 as Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the entire tournament. In the absence of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman has been named as the Indian coach for the Asia Cup 2022.