When asked about Virat Kohli’s chances of competing in the T20 World Cup in 2024, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said he didn’t see any reason why he shouldn’t following what Kohli accomplished for India in the previous 20-over World Cup.
According to Sanjay Bangar, who conducted the interview for the YouTube channel Cricket Basu, Virat Kohli would definitely participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup given what he accomplished last year.
He absolutely ought to be in the T20 team. I don’t understand why he can’t participate in T20 cricket and the following year’s T20 World Cup given what he did in the last T20 World Cup and in such close matches, Bangar said.
The former batting coach outlined why the Men in Blues require strong players like Virat Kohli in the lineup because under pressure, emotions run high and one cannot afford to make any errors that could cost them a game. Bangar added that your IPL performance and strike rate are irrelevant.
“You understand that one minor error might cost you dearly in stressful situations where emotions are running high. Big players with experience in those circumstances are required. At that point, it really makes no difference how your strike rate is or how you performed in the IPL because huge games need big match players. In the India-Pakistan game, he (Kohli) displayed such spirit, the speaker said.
A batter like Virat Kohli is capable of reaching a century without hitting a six: Sanjay Bhatia
Sanjay Bangar lauded Virat Kohli and claimed that the former captain of India could get a century without hitting a six and has already done it in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Gujarat Titans.
“Everyone has a different way of scoring, so only big hitters can win a game, not everyone.” The West Indies team would have won every T20 World Cup if it had been the case. A batter who can get a century without hitting a six is Virat Kohli. And he has carried it out. He made a century against Gujarat Titans despite without hitting a single six. All of his strokes were grounded, which says a lot about Virat Kohli, according to Bangar.
Virat Kohli’s current top priority is helping the Men in Blues win the 2017 ODI World Cup and snap their 10-year trophy drought. On October 8 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, India will play Australia in the opening match of the ODI World Cup 2023.
Prior to the ODI World Cup in 2023, India will compete in the Asia Cup, beginning on September 2 against Pakistan at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.