Virat Kohli is returning after 9 years in Asia Cup, will wreak havoc with the bat, this big record will be at stake
Everyone's eyes are going to be on Virat Kohli's performance in Asia Cup 2023. Kohli is going to return to the Asia Cup of ODI format after 9 years. King Kohli will also have a golden opportunity to complete his 13,000 runs in ODI cricket. Kohli needs only 102 runs to reach this milestone.
The bugle of Asia Cup 2023 has sounded. Everyone is now eagerly waiting only for the date of 2nd September. On this date, Team India will start its campaign in the tournament and Pakistan will be in front of Rohit's team. In this great match or should we say that in the whole tournament, everyone's eyes will be on one player and the name of that player is Virat Kohli. Kohli will be on the field to show his stamina after 9 years in the Asia Cup of ODI format.
Virat Kohli last played in the 50-over Asia Cup in the year 2014. Virat created a ruckus with the bat that year and was the highest run-scorer in the tournament after Shikhar Dhawan. Kohli's bat yielded 189 runs in 4 matches at an average of 63 and a strike rate of 102. In the year 2018, Kohli was not a part of the Indian team in the Asia Cup due to workload and was replaced by Rohit Sharma.
Virat Kohli played in the Asia Cup in the years 2016 and 2022, but the format of the tournament was 20 overs. That is, Virat Kohli will take the field after 9 years in the Asia Cup of ODI format. In such a situation, King Kohli would definitely like to spread the shine of his bat once again.
Virat Kohli needs just 102 runs to complete 13,000 runs in ODI cricket. Looking at Kohli's recent form and his record in the tournament, it can be said that Virat will achieve this record very easily. Virat has played 275 ODIs so far, scoring 12,898 runs in 265 innings at an average of 57. During this, 46 centuries and 65 half-centuries have come out of his bat.