Virat Kohli Struggles But Dinesh Karthik Backs Him For T20 World Cup Super 8s
By CricShots - Jun 15, 2024 12:38 pm
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Despite Virat Kohli’s underwhelming performance so far in the T20 World Cup, former Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik believes the star batsman will bounce back in the crucial Super 8s stage. In the tournament so far, Virat has registered score of 1, 4, and 0 against Ireland, Pakistan and USA respectively.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli failed to do much in the tournament so far

“Don’t worry about Virat Kohli,” Dinesh Karthik said to Cricbuzz. “He will score when it matters. He is never not performed in the World Cup, and there is no doubt about this World Cup too. He will 100 per cent perform. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Virat Kohli will be there. We have qualified for the Super Eight. I promise you, he will be all guns blazing once we reach the Caribbean.”

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Virat Kohli’s struggles are a worry for India as they face Canada in their final group match. After a blazing IPL season where he scored over 700 runs, expectations were high for Kohli to continue his form in the World Cup, potentially India’s last chance to win an ICC trophy in 13 years. However, three matches in, Kohli has only managed a paltry 5 runs at an average of 1.66, with a golden duck against the USA.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik

This slump adds another layer to India’s clash with Canada, a match that’s otherwise inconsequential for them. Perhaps the 1850km journey from New York to Florida will bring a change of fortune for Kohli, who must be disappointed with his recent outings.

The pitch in Florida might also offer some relief compared to the challenging one in New York, where uneven bounce and a slow outfield dominated discussions over the cricket itself.

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With three wins, India has secured their spot in the Super 8s stage, which will be played entirely in the West Indies. Rohit Sharma and his team will be hoping for clear skies in Florida, as other parts of the state battle heavy rain.