Before India’s much-awaited encounter against arch-rival Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2022 opening at the Dubai International Stadium in the UAE on August 28, one of the most talked-about topics has been former India captain Virat Kohli’s performance. Although Kohli has been having trouble with the bat and has missed several international matches since the IPL 2022, he has been selected for the major competition. Yasir Shah, a seasoned Pakistani spinner, has warned his squad sternly before the critical match against India despite his side’s recent dismal performance. (2nd ODI between India and Zimbabwe Live Score)

Since the completion of the IPL 2022 season, Kohli has only played in the tour of England, where he scored 33 runs in as many ODI matches and 12 runs in as many T20Is before being rested for the tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe. While many have criticized Kohli’s performance, analysts and veterans were taken aback by how many international games he missed despite his troubles.

However, the 33-year-old was chosen for the Asia Cup competition, where India will play Pakistan in the first match of their campaign. Don’t take Virat Kohli lightly, Yasir said in a statement to Paktv. tv. Even if he is failing to score runs, he is still a world-class player and may regain his form at any moment.

Kohli enjoys playing Pakistan, particularly in T20I matches. He has already scored 311 runs at an average of 77.75 with three fifty-sixes in seven innings. In this competition, no other hitter has even scored 200 runs.

In Group A of the Asia Cup, the reigning champions and seven-time winners India are paired with Pakistan and a qualifier. The top two teams from each group go to the Super Four, where Pakistan and India are expected to square off once again before the top two teams in this division move on to the championship game. In no Asia Cup final have India and Pakistan ever squared off against one another.