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BCCI Official Expresses Confidence In Virat Kohli’s T20 World Cup Prospects
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2024 7:07 pm
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Virat Kohli currently holds the coveted 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) Orange Cap, signifying his dominance at the top of the batting charts with an impressive tally of 181 runs in just three matches. Despite a strike rate of 141.1, which some may consider subpar, a BCCI official remains optimistic about Kohli’s potential to enhance this aspect of his game, citing his form and extensive experience.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Leading up to IPL 2024, speculations arose regarding Kohli’s prospects of securing a spot in India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, slated for later this year. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar was rumored to closely monitor the former Indian captain’s performance during the IPL.

However, Kohli’s recent string of performances, including two consecutive fifties in three matches, has undoubtedly bolstered his contention for a spot in the World Cup squad.

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While Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may have faced defeats in two matches, Kohli’s batting form remains a hot topic among netizens. Opinions vary, with some scrutinizing his strike rate while others laud his innings. Social media has seen an influx of memes highlighting Kohli’s strike rate, sparking widespread discussion.

 

In an interview with IANS, a BCCI official, speaking anonymously, acknowledged Kohli’s commendable performance post a prolonged break, affirming his belief that Kohli will elevate his strike rate in the forthcoming matches. The official emphasized that selectors prioritize on-field performance over social media reactions when making team selections.

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“The T20 World Cup 2024 is slated to commence from June 1 in West Indies and USA, following the culmination of the IPL 2024 season. Team India finds itself placed in Group A, alongside arch-rivals Pakistan,” the official further stated, underlining the significant event awaiting Kohli and his teammates beyond the IPL campaign.