Virat Kohli has fully regained his prime form. During the period of 2019-2022, the batsman experienced a significant decline and was unable to score a century. This led to doubts being raised about his skills, and some even declared that Kohli’s abilities had reached their limits.
Nonetheless, after scoring a century against Afghanistan during the 2022 T20 Asia Cup, Kohli regained his confidence and continued to perform well. He emerged as the highest scorer for India in the T20 World Cup, and also hit an ODI century against Bangladesh and two ODI hundreds against Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he added another feather to his cap by hitting his 28th Test hundred against Australia during the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
It is clear that Kohli is highly regarded and admired as a cricketer, as demonstrated by the use of his image in an English paper for a Class 9 exam.
Virat Kohli image in English exam
A question for the English exam of 9th Standard.
Showing the picture from the hundred of Virat Kohli against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. pic.twitter.com/j2bhv6p1pu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 25, 2023
The photo of Kohli was captured during his century against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup. Although the exact context of the image is unclear, it has surfaced on social media and has rapidly gained popularity.
With the Indian Premier League 2023 set to begin in a matter of days, Kohli’s excellent form will greatly benefit RCB. When asked about his experience of going through a period of poor form and then regaining his confidence, Virat Kohli stated that he has returned to playing his best cricket.
“It was just about rediscovering the love for the game. That could happen when I stepped away from what was happening on the field for so long. I was trying to find ways when I was exhausted. I needed to connect myself as a human first, not judge myself constantly or keep myself under the scrutiny all the time. Staying away from the game helped me. That helped me rediscover the excitement and love for the game. When I came back, everything was an opportunity, nothing was pressure,” Kohli said.
“The results followed. I was able to play well in T20Is, ODIs, and recently in the Test series as well. I’m back to playing the way I do, there’s still a lot of room to get to my best, which hopefully happens in the IPL if I get to the level I really want to play. That would help the team,” he added.