Virat Kohli has had trouble maintaining his batting form for a long time. The athlete has been unable to reach a century since November 2019 and has struggled to get half-centuries this year.
However, Sourav Ganguly, the president of the BCCI, is optimistic that the right-handed batter will return for the forthcoming Asia Cup, which begins on August 27.
The next day, India plays Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium to open their campaign in the continental event.
“Allow him to compete and practice. He is a significant player who has amassed many runs. I’m rooting for him to make a return. He can’t seem to get a century, but I think the Asia Cup will be where he finds his groove, “According to a statement made by Ganguly in an interview with India Today.
Before sitting out the three ODIs and five T20Is against West Indies in the white-ball series, Virat Kohli’s most recent international performance was against England in July of this year.
Also unavailable is the player for India’s forthcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, which gets underway on August 18 in Harare. However, Kohli has been selected for India’s Asia Cup team.
Danish Kaneria, a former Pakistan spinner, said that Kohli must play well in the forthcoming Asia Cup if he hopes to make India’s T20 World Cup roster.
While Kohli has been among the most reliable players over the last ten years, his current run of poor performance has cast questions on his future with the Indian side.
Kaneria said that Kohli has the complete support of captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid and that the star batter would be required to justify the management’s faith in him.
Team India is now practicing for the white-ball series in Zimbabwe. Before it, the team defeated West Indies 4-1 in the five-match T20I series after sweeping them in the three-match ODI series.