Virat Kohli is all set to return to action in the Asia Cup 2022 where India will start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday. However, Virat Kohli’s form has been the talk of the nation even in his absence also as he has been going through a lean patch for quite some time now. And ahead of the start of India’s campaign in the UAE for the Asia Cup, captain Rohit Sharma opened up on Kohli’s form based on what he has seen at the nets.
While speaking to the media ahead of the match against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium, Rohit said: “Maine jitna dekha, I felt he was in very good touch. He working hard a lot on his batting. He isn’t looking like he is thinking about a lot of things. He is just the same, didn’t notice anything extraordinary changes. He is returning after a month’s break so he looking fresh and is also looking in good touch.”
Virat Kohli, earlier on Saturday, shared in an interview with Star Sports about his mental struggles as well during his lean patch and how the break has offered him a fresh perspective on his game as well. Speaking on the same, Rohit Sharma has also admitted that discussions around mental health have been constantly happening in the Indian dressing room ever since Covid-19 hit the people and left players restricted in a bio bubble for long stretches of time as well.
“We do talk about these things a lot of late. Since Covid has struck, it has been difficult for a lot of players, not just Virat Kohli, who have gone through such a tough time mentally – staying in the bubble, not being able to go outside – guys have found it difficult and there is nothing wrong in it. Every player has a way to respond to that and we constantly talk about these things about how the players are mentally and how they are thinking about the game,” Rohit Sharma concluded.