Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, has praised Kohli’s transformation from poor form to peak performance. Chopra ranked the top five T20I batters in 2022 on his YouTube channel, placing Kohli third on his list. The surreal return to form that Virat Kohli experienced in 2022 was one of the major cricket highlights. The previous India skipper was going through a lean fix before the Asia Cup 2022.
He wasn’t his usual run-machine self because he hadn’t reached a world century in 1020 days. When he scored his 71st century against Afghanistan in the super four stages of the Asia Cup 2022, the century drought was over. Since then, the superstar batter hasn’t looked back as he dominates the T20 World Cup 2022. He scored 296 runs in six matches at an incredible average of 98.66 and finished as the tournament’s top run-getter.
Kohli has scored the second most runs for India in T20Is and the sixth most runs for the Men in Blue in ODIs as 2022 comes to a close. Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, has praised Kohli’s transformation from poor form to peak performance. Chopra ranked the top five T20I batters in 2022 on his YouTube channel, placing Kohli third on his list. He ranked Suryakumar Yadav (India),
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Virat Kohli (India), Sikander Raza (Zimbabwe), and Devon Conway (New Zealand) as the top five batters based on stats in 2022 and his own analysis. Chopra lavished Kohli with praise, highlighting his remarkable numbers and performances in challenging conditions in 2022.
Virat Kohli’s inclusion on this list was unthinkable, to say the least. He struggled for years to find his form, and his IPL performances were also quite subpar. Chopra stated that everything was going wrong for him.
Kohli has scored 781 runs in 20 coordinates at a normal of 55.78 with a striking pace of 138.23. He performed admirably throughout the T20 World Cup. During the World Cup, the pitches against Pakistan and England were quite difficult, but he still scored,” he continued. Even though Babar Azam had the fifth most runs in T20Is in 2022, Chopra did not include him in the top five. He also explained the reasoning behind it to the viewers.
In 26 contests, he has scored 735 runs, but his strike rate is only 123 and his average is only 32. Sorry! However, I cannot include him on my team. Devon Conway’s name is now included in his place. “If Conway had played more T20Is this year, he would have overtaken SKY (Suryakumar Yadav) to claim the top spot,” Chopra stated. Strangely, Kohli isn’t a piece of the Group India crew for the impending three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. However, he has been selected for the ODI squad against Sri Lanka.