For the forthcoming Asia Cup tournament in the UAE later this month, former India skipper Virat Kohli is all ready to re-join the Indian side. Kohli, who has struggled with the bat, has come under fire for his decision to rest throughout the just concluded West Indies tour and the upcoming ODIs against Zimbabwe. However, considering that he will compete in the Asia Cup and that India will face Pakistan in their opening game, experts have projected that Kohli, 33, will make a fantastic return. Aaqib Javed, a seasoned Pakistani bowler, however, made a risky claim comparing Kohli to Babar Azam before the much-awaited match.

Technically adept batters like Babar, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root don’t often have slumps lasting as long as Kohli’s, who has gone 993 days without registering an international century, according to Javed in an interview with Paktv. tv.

Javed believes that Kohli has grown conscious of his fragility as a result of his struggles and technique modifications and that he can only overcome this poor form by batting freely and playing a major knock.

There are two types of great players. One instance is when players experience a lengthy difficult patch after becoming stuck. The other sportsmen, such as Joe Root, Babar Azam, and Kane Williamson, are skilled athletes whose rough patches won’t endure for very long. Finding their vulnerability is difficult. Kohli sometimes has issues with such deliveries outside of the stumps. James Anderson has consistently tried to do that.

I got the feeling from watching him bat the other day that he is purposefully avoiding playing pitches that came from a distance right now. When your approach is changed, these problems will start to appear. He could try to pull a big knock while he’s unconscious to get out of it. That will allow him to continue having a purple patch for a long time, he said.