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I hope Virat continues his good form: Gautam Gambhir

I hope Virat continues his good form: Gautam Gambhir

Former India left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir has expressed excitement over Virat Kohli’s run of good form in the Asia Cup 2022, adding that it’s a sign of good things to come for India. Kohli has contributed knocks of 35, 59* and 60 off 44 balls (against Pakistan in the Super Four), making him the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 154 runs in three innings. His average is 77 with a strike rate of 126.22.

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“Very good, infact Virat Kohli looked very, very good, I loved the approach of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul followed by Suryakumar Yadav, (Deepak) Hooda; all those guys played well.”

“But Virat Kohli was good, so you got to give it to him, coming back after the way he batted in the first and second game just showed that probably he got that confidence back specially today; looked really good and I hope he continues this form,” said Gambhir on a cricket analytic show on television.

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Gambhir further said players like Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant should learn from Kohli on how to play in under pressure. “See, I like a flexible batting lineup. You can have your set openers, but you need to have flexible No.3 or 4. Yes, Virat has got runs today, the kind of form Suryakumar Yadav is in, once you kind of get that start, get that tempo, you can probably promote Suryakumar Yadav at No.3, and then probably keep going. Virat batted brilliantly; he is going to get better from here on. One thing is these guys like Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant need to learn from Virat Kohli is the way he runs between the wickets.”

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“Not every time, you will be able to hit those big shots but the difference between Virat Kohli and the rest of the guys, Surya might have more shots than Virat Kohli, but Virat is never under pressure because of the way he runs, the way he converts ones into twos.”