"Man has got 3 low scores..." - Sunil Gavaskar's no-nonsense take on Virat Kohli's poor T20 WC 2024 performances

Published - 15 Jun 2024, 08:59 PM

Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli's poor performance in T20 World Cup
Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli's poor performance in T20 World Cup (Credits: X)

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Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has backed Virat Kohli to bounce back after a poor start to his campaign in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The right-handed batsman was promoted to open the innings in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup but has not managed to justify the call so far. After a stellar campaign in this year's IPL, Kohli has struggled to replicate that performance in the T20 World Cup.

In three games so far, he has managed to score only five runs. He began his campaign with a 5-ball 1-run knock against Ireland before being dismissed for 4 against Pakistan. In the third game against the USA, he could not even open his account and was dismissed for a golden duck.

While everything has gone well for Team India so far, Virat Kohli's poor form will be a big concern for them ahead of the Super 8s. However, Sunil Gavaskar believes the India star's form is not a concern and backed him to return to form soon.

"These are early days in the tournament, there's still a lot of the tournament to go. Suddenly everything can't go wrong just because the man has got three low scores. It doesn't mean that he is not batting well. Sometimes you get a good delivery. Nothing to worry about," Sunil Gavaskar told Star Sports.

"When you're playing for any team, when you're playing for your country, there's no greater motivation. He has done so well for India over the years. He has performed well in so many matches. Basically, we have to show faith in him. He has enough faith in himself. We must believe that he will come good sooner than later," he added.

India book Super 8s spot:

While Virat Kohli has struggled in the ongoing World Cup, Team India have had a good campaign so far. They have won all of their three games so far and have booked their spot in the Super 8s. India started their campaign with an 8-wicket win over Ireland.

It was followed by a thrilling 6-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan before they beat the USA to storm into the next round. India will be taking on Canada in their last group game before the Super 8s begin.

 

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