IND vs PAK: Seeing Kohli in the nets, why did Rashid Khan say he was HAIRN?

Former India captain Virat Kohli is all set to do his best as he prepares for the crucial India vs Pakistan encounter in the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Sunday (August 28). Kohli bats brilliantly in the nets – Team India’s first training session ahead of the Asia Cup.

Not only did Kohli meet skipper Babar Azam and the Pakistan team, but he also surprised Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. The Afghan and Gujarat Titans all-rounder recently narrated a story when Kohli batted for two and a half hours in the nets during the IPL. Rashid also appreciated Kohli’s positive mindset.

“During IPL, we had a match against RCB the next day. In the nets, I was counting the time Virat got out. To be honest, he batted for two and a half hours. I was such a hairen (I was very surprised). Our net was over and still he was batting there. The next day he scored around 70 against us. His mindset is very positive,” Rashid told sports presenter Savera Pasha ahead of the Asia Cup.

The next day, Kohli played a brilliant knock of 73 off 54 balls to guide RCB to an easy eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans in a chase of 169 in 18.4 overs.

Rashid said that the Indian batsman is not really out of form, but the problem is that people only expect him to score hundreds all the time. “The kind of shots he plays, you don’t think he is out of form. According to me, he is not out of form. The point is that there is a lot of expectations from him because people expect him to score a century in every alternate match.

from last hundred Kohli’s bat Arrived in November 2019. Since then, there have been many opportunities across formats, but Kohli has not been able to cross the century mark. “Even when we look at his Test innings, he worked hard and survived the tough times and then got out in the 50s or 60s. Had there been any other batsman, everyone would have said that he is in good form. Kohli has set the bar so high that people now want him to just score a century.

India will take on Pakistan on August 28 and it is a big deal and if things go as expected, both the teams could face each other thrice in a span of 14 days. The top two teams from each group will further play in the ‘Super 4’ round, which means there is a high probability of at least one more India-Pakistan game in the second round before the final where the top two will be involved.