Virat Kohli power game is back at right time: Ex-Indian batter

Virat Kohli got his power game back at the time ahead of the T20 World Cup, feels former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar.

Kohli has been doing well in international cricket since his return from the break. The Indian cricketer even got to his 71st international hundred recently.

“He is trusting his power game”

He finished as the leading run-scorer for India in Asia Cup and since then continued his good form in the just-concluded T20s against Australia, where his half-century in the series decider.

Talking about Kohli’s knock, Sanjay Manjrekar said that Kohli is getting his power game back.

“…right from the Asia Cup every match that he (Kohli) got runs, not just the runs, there was some improvement coming. I think the power game is back. He is trusting his power game,” he said.

Manjrekar told in Sports 18’s ‘Sports Over The Top’ show.

“There was a time when he was getting runs but his power game was not coming at his beck and call. That is starting to happen,” Manjrekar said.

The fact that he is being able to hit good balls for boundaries is a welcome sign, said Manjrekar.

“He is dispatching good balls for big boundaries and sixes. It’s all about confidence. This is a guy who’s damn self-confident and drives himself to excellence but for long-time runs weren’t coming and his confidence was tender.

He spoke about Kohli’s performance in the Asia Cup and how he dominated each and every opponent.

“During the Asia Cup, slowly and steadily, certain things start to happen, the pull shots came in, and the sixes started going more into the stands than just going over the rope as it was going in the IPL. So, the pieces falling back to frame the perfect picture. Now it’s all about putting all these kinds of performances in the main event,” he added.