The majority of the just-ended Asia Cup 2022 matches were quite close. It was time for the World Cup to live up to Asia Cup standards, since the games were so fierce and tightly contested, according to several tweets. There was no better competition for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh to be ready for the next T20 World Cup in Australia, which would start in less than a month. One would assume that other prominent teams, like Australia, England, New Zealand, and West Indies, would have attentively watched the proceedings of the Asia Cup in Dubai to get further insight into their potential World Cup opponents from the subcontinent. Wrong. At least Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test skipper, wasn’t one of them.

The three-match T20I series between Australia and India, which begins on Tuesday in Mohali, will be led by Cummins, who admitted he didn’t watch the Asia Cup at all but was certain Virat Kohli had hit a hundred runs.

“I won’t lie; I didn’t watch any of the tournaments. Sri Lanka won, in my opinion. In all honesty, I missed it. I watched Virat Kohli, who I believe made a hundred, and I know that he is a class act who was always going to find his form again. He’ll be difficult the next week, “In response to a Hindustan Times question, Cummins said on Sunday.

With 286 runs in five matches, including two fifties and a hundred, Kohli was India’s second-highest scorer at the Asia Cup. Despite not even remotely watching the Asia Cup, Cummins is aware of the Kohli innings that took place in a Super 4 game against Afghanistan. Off only 61 balls, Kohli hit an unbeaten 122, the greatest individual score by an Indian in a T20I.

Cummins agreed that Kohli’s return to form was one of the tournament’s highlights, even though India did not advance to the Asia Cup final.

Cummins, like many other Australian cricketers presently on tour, has a tonne of experience playing in India. A T20 match in India is played at a fast tempo, according to the 29-year-old.