Kevin Pietersen opines on Virat Kohli’s performance
By SMCS - Nov 8, 2022 3:45 pm
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Former England batter Kevin Pietersen has said that Virat Kohli’s return to form not only helps India but the sport as a whole. Kohli has been in splendid form at the T20 World Cup 2022 after spending the first half of the year in the worst form of his life as well. However, Kohli had a poor home season to begin the year, which was followed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) and a tour of England as well.

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen

While talking about Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen wrote on his blog for Betway: “It’s just so good to see the greatest current player back in the runs, not only from India’s perspective, but for the world of cricket. When Virat plays well, the other players start to perform around him.I backed him throughout the little loss of form that he had, and he’s had a lot to deal with.”

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Virat Kohli currently has 246 runs in his name from five matches at the T20 World Cup 2022 as well. Kohli had a poor outing against Zimbabwe to conclude the Super 12 stage, but a mind-blowing innings from Suryakumar Yadav helped India win and they will take on England in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10 as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored a match-winning fifty

Kevin Pietersen further wrote: “He’s an entertainer, he needs crowds, he needs that buzz, he needs that excitement. He didn’t have that for a few years, and he lost his way. As a close friend, I’m very happy for him, but I would like him to have a little bit of a break on Thursday!”

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However, Team India haven’t won an ICC trophy since the 2013 Champions Trophy under MS Dhoni’s captaincy and this year stay have a chance to win their second title as well.