The bad form that plagued Virat Kohli for the past year has finally been put behind him. In the first part of 2022, Kohli experienced a significant decline, but he quickly recovered for the Asia Cup in September. To become the tournament’s top run-scorer, he hits two fifties and a century, his first in more than three years. And if that wasn’t enough to persuade the doubters, Kohli is carrying on his success from the UAE into the current T20 World Cup. With 3 half-centuries at a mind-boggling average of 123 runs, Kohli is dominating the charts with 246 runs, and the former captain significantly contributed to India’s progress to the semifinal.

Kevin Pietersen has made a pretty unusual statement as attention turns to India’s next destination, the semifinal match against England. The former England captain emphasized that while he stood up for Kohli during his lean period, he now prefers that he take a day off at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. While Pietersen, like many others, is overjoyed to have the King back, the former maverick batter wouldn’t mind if Kohli’s bat was silent when playing against his team.

“I supported Kohli during his brief period of form lapse, and he has dealt with a lot. Being an entertainer, he needs large crowds, a buzz, and excitement. He lost his way after a few years without having that. The King is back, the crowds are there, and it’s a T20 World Cup in Australia, one of the best countries to play T20 cricket. I’m thrilled for him as a personal friend, but I just need Virat to take the day off “For Betway, Pietersen posted on his blog.

Pietersen is happy to see Kohli back to his frightening best outside of the India vs. England championship game. Pietersen believes that Kohli’s superb play is inspiring his teammates. Besides Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav has been another sensation for India in the World Cup as he is third on the list of the tournament’s highest run-scorer, with KP stating that Kohli’s return to form has played a key role in SKY batting the way he is.

“Not only from India’s perspective but for the entire cricket world, it is simply so wonderful to see the best player of the moment back in the runs. He is such a crucial element for India to start observing some stability. The other players start to perform around Virat when he plays well. That was evident in Suryakumar Yadav’s century against Zimbabwe, which was just magnificent. When your talisman is restored, it greatly aids, “Pietersen tacked on.