“There is no doubt about Virat Kohli’s abilities”, Parthiv Patel Backs Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli(Image: BCCI)

Former India batter Parthiv Patel says that Virat Kohli might open alongside Indian captain Rohit Sharma in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022.

Parthiv Patel Backs Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli who struggles to score runs consistently has been ruled out of the India tour of West Indies as well as in the India tour of Zimbabwe. India has been scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is in West Indies out of which India won the 3-match ODI series and leads the 5-match T20I series by 1-2.

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel

“There is no doubt about Virat Kohli’s abilities. It is just about the form and about which position you want him to play.

That is why Asia Cup becomes very crucial, not only for him but for India’s point of view also, whether they get the right combination or not. I will keep saying about the combination because that would be the key,” said Parthiv on cricket website.

“You might even see Virat Kohli opening in the Asia Cup as KL Rahul is not fit. They said he will be available from Asia Cup and India have tried so many other openers. Virat Kohli has been comfortable opening with RCB. He has got all those big seasons, where he came as an opener,” he added.

India’s Zimbabwe tour will kickstart on August 18 while the much-awaited Asia Cup will kickstart on August 27 with the first match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.