Ricky Ponting’s cheeky response to Virat Kohli’s form

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has enjoyed a successful 2022 Asian Cup season so far. He entered the event after a month-long hiatus during which he did not even pick up a racquet as his mental health had suffered.

He said he was faking his intensity and needed a holiday from cricket after the tour of India Englandwhich is why he refused trips to the West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Virat Kohli. Photo credit: Twitter

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has welcomed Kohli’s decision to take a break and said he hopes he returns to Australia and scores lots of runs. Ponting, on the other hand, doesn’t want his bat to speak against the Aussies.

“I just hope we see him back at his best and in the World Cup,” said two-time World Cup winner Ponting in the ‘ICC Review’.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Image credit: Twitter)

“I’d rather see Virat come out of here (Australia) and be one of the leading players in the tournament, but just make sure he doesn’t score a lot of runs against Australia when they play!”

Virat Kohli is better when his team is chasing runs: Ricky Ponting

Ponting made his remarks after India’s five-wicket win over Pakistan on Sunday. Virat Kohli returned to cricket after a month’s hiatus, scoring a 34-ball 35 against his arch-rivals.

“First and foremost, it’s fantastic to see him back in the game. It’s not surprising that he did it during a chase.” We’ve always known that about him. His track record shows he does best when his team is chasing runs.” remarked Ponting.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo: Twitter)

“When I saw his runs and then read on social media for the last three days, it sounded like he was in a pretty bad place.” He, like many of us men, was unwilling to discuss it or admit it share.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

“It sounds like he started sharing, started communicating, it just freed him up a bit and he started feeling better again.” the Australian said, referring to Kohli’s recent comments that he was “faking intensity” amid his bat-related woes.

In the past two and a half years, Virat Kohli hasn’t been as productive as he used to be, but he’s looking great at the Asian Cup so far. In India’s opening game against arch-rivals Pakistan, he hit 35 of 34 balls on a challenging surface. Against Hong Kong he made 59 from 44 balls unbeaten. Both games were won by India.

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