2007 winners will lock horns with their Asian rivals, Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval in the next few hours. A day ahead of the game (November 1), a renowned journalist reached former India skipper Virat Kohli ahead of India’s net sessions. He was taking throwdowns from the left-arm thrower and a right-armer ball after ball simultaneously. In the midst of this, he saw the journalist shooting him behind him.
The former India skipper jokingly asked the journalist if the latter wants to bat in the nets. The reporter couldn’t believe his luck and wanted to make sure whether Kohli was serious or not. However, till the time the journalist could figure things out, Kohli jokingly said ‘ab nahin milegi batting’ (You won’t get to bat in the nets) while laughing.
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Talking about Kohli’s form in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022, he has hit two unbeaten fifties and was dismissed only once. In the game against Pakistan and the Netherlands, he scored an unbeaten 82 and 62 respectively. In the game against South Africa, he got out after scoring just 12 runs. So far, the 33-year-old has amassed 156 runs and is averaging as many in the tournament so far.
Notably, he enjoys batting against the Bangladesh Tigers in the shortest format of the game. In the 10 innings, he played against the Green Brigade, he has 472 runs at an astonishing average of 94.40 including five half-centuries. His current form suggests that he might have a crack against the Tigers’ bowling attack. Also, he enjoys batting at the Adelaide Oval. Not to forget, he got his maiden Test hundred at this venue way back in January 2012.
Also, he hit two back-to-back centuries in the same Test match in late 2014. In the last two white-ball games he played at this venue, he has a 90 not out (2016) and a hundred (2019). It will be interesting to see how he fares on November 2.