The 41-year old former Australian batter Shane Watson shows his faith in India’s Virat Kohli and said is too good a player to deteriorate in a funk for long after a month’s rest and anticipate him to came in form at the Asia Cup rejuvenated.
One of the most successful player of this era, since his 70th in a test match in November 2019, Virat has undergo a prolonged run drought and is without a century in international cricket.
On Sunday India will start their Asia Cup title war against arch-rivals Pakistan and the elegant 33-year-old batsman from Delhi than few players would have more at stake in the Twenty20 tournament.
To rediscover his hunger Virat needs to take a break from the game advised by the Ravi Shastri former coach of India, However, Watson is not in the favor of this recommendation.
Watson told the ICC Review programme , “This month that he’s had off cricket will make sure that that light’s shining very bright going into this Asia Cup, knowing there’s a T20 World Cup in Australia coming up as well”.
“for Virat to be able to have some time off, especially a month, that’s just going to regenerate everything he needs to be able to take stock of what happened, freshen up mentally and physically.
“He’s too good not to be able to find his groove. It’ll only take him a couple of balls, get into the battle again, and away he goes.”
Kohli was rested from India’s Twenty20 tour of West Indies but he remains very much in India’s planning for the 20-overs World Cup in Australia later this year.