Ricky Ponting Feels Virat Kohli Is The Best White-ball Batter
By CricShots - Oct 18, 2022 11:55 am
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Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli does not take a day off, especially when it comes to preparing for an ICC event. He has recently made a comeback to competitive cricket after a sabbatical of almost 50 days. He acknowledged that during that time he had not picked up his bat. And the former India skipper made a triumphant comeback, scoring an astonishing 122* against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup to break a three-year-long century drought.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Since that day, Virat Kohli has been batting as fluently as possible in good touch with the bat and appears to have flawlessly shaped himself into India’s new batting model for T20Is. His achievements in limited-overs cricket have been phenomenal, and he continues to impress everyone with his skills and techniques.Cricketing pundits laud him for his game, and former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting joined the bandwagon to praise the Indian stalwart. His comments came while commentating during the T20 World Cup warm-up match between India and Australia, which took place at The Gabba on October 17, Monday.

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In the commentary box, Ricky Ponting said, “He has led his team really well. The win in Australia in the Test series in Australia is amazing. Not sure I’ve seen a better white-ball cricketer ever. What he does in One-Day International cricket is unbelievable. His records are amazing.”

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

After arriving in Australia, Virat Kohli decided not to take part in the first two exhibition matches against Western Australia. Nevertheless, he was reinserted into the starting lineup for the official warm-up match against Australia where he scored a 13-ball 19 before walking off.

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India will next face New Zealand in their second warm-up fixture, which will also be their last one before the campaign opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, October 23. The two teams locked horns twice during the Asia Cup 2022 which was held in the UAE. While India won the first game of the group stage, Pakistan emerged victorious in the Super Four fixture.