It will be a very brave man to write Virat Kohli off: Aaron Finch ahead of T20I series opener against India

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli finished the T20 Asia Cup as the second highest run-getter with 276-runs in five innings

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Updated - 19 September 2022 05:02 PM


Indian batter Virat Kohli has found his long-missing mojo as he looked in sublime touch during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022 in the United Arab Emirates. The former Indian captain finished the continental tournament as the second-highest run-getter with 276 runs in five innings, only 5 runs behind the highest run-getter of the tournament Mohammad Rizwan. 

The 33-year-old also notched up his long-awaited 71st international century while playing against Afghanistan in what was their last match of the competition. Although India crashed out of the tournament from the Super-4 stage after back-to-back defeats against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli's form was one of the takeaways from the tournament considering the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia next month.

Meanwhile, the Men in Blue will lock horns with Australia in a three-match T20I home series starting September 20 in Mohali. On the eve of the series opener, Australian skipper Aaron Finch opened about the significance of playing against an Indian side comprising Kohli. 

"His achievements are ridiculous. He has shown his potential and authority as a batter over the years. He has proven himself as one of the greatest of all time. It will be very brave of someone who attempts to write him off.  Particularly in T20 cricket, Kohli has developed and grown his game over such a long period that you always plan and prepare the best when you are coming up against him," Finch said while addressing the media in Mohali.

The Australian T20I captain recently played his last One-Day International and stated that his form has been pretty good in the shortest format in the recent past =.

"I feel my form has been really good for quite a while now. I think if you separate the ODI form and the T20 format as they are two completely different formats of the game," added Finch.

The bilateral series between India and Australia is being looked upon as a significant preparation opportunity for the upcoming T20 World Cup. While India would be looking to end their 9-year drought of an ICC trophy, Australia will head into this contest as the defending champions.


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