Asia Cup 2022: Asia Cup Ex-player Shane Watson backs Virat Kohli to come good in UAE after break, says, ‘having time off…
Asia Cup 2022: Asia Cup Ex-player Shane Watson backs Virat Kohli to come good in UAE after break, says, ‘having time off will certainly help him’DUBAI: Former Australian all-rounder feels will be mentally and physically rejuvenated after a month-long break from cricket ahead of the ,starting later this week. Kohli is enduring his worst phase of career and has not scored a century in international cricket since November 2019. Follow Asia Cup for updates on InsideSport.IN
The star batter will return to cricket after missing out the series against the West Indies and Zimbabwe.”Having time off for himcertainly, would (help him) just be able to regenerate mentally, physically, just be able to get away from the game of cricket,” Watson said on the ICC Review Show.
Asia Cup 2022: Ex-player Shane Watson backs Virat Kohli to come good in UAE after break, says, ‘having time off will certainly help him’
“You could just see that his energy was a bit sapped, even during the IPL. You could tell, no matter how much he tried – he was always up and about, but you could see the light was just out a tiny bit,” he added. Kohli’s last assignment was the England tour where he managed just 76 runs from six innings across formats, which included the rescheduled fifth Test, two ODIs and as many T20s in July. “This month that he’s had off cricket will make sure that that light’ shining very bright going into this Asia Cup, knowing there’s a T20.
World Cup in Australia coming up very soon as well. “So when you’re able to have a break, and because the Indian cricketers in particular play so much cricket, for Virat to be able to have some time off, especially a month, that’s just going to regenerate everything he needs to be able to take stock of what happened, freshen up mentally and physically.” Watson said Kohli is a quality player who will eventually return to form. “He’s too good not to be able to find his groove. It’ll only take him a couple of balls, get into the battle again, and away he goes.” India will open its Asia Cup campaign against arch-rivals on Sunday.
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