Updated June 9th, 2024 at 12:16 IST

Virat Kohli's masterful batwork shines in pre-India vs Pakistan practice session-WATCH

Virat Kohli's exceptional bat skills dazzle in the lead-up to India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup clash, showcasing his brilliance in practice.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
Virat Kohli | Image:Instagram/ICC
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The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan match in the World T20 tournament promises high-octane action tomorrow at 8:00 pm. As the two cricketing giants prepare to clash, Pakistan's formidable squad led by Babar Azam, supported by the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Afridi, will face off against India's star-studded team featuring Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah. With a blend of experienced players and exciting talents, this match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is set to be a thrilling encounter that fans around the world are eagerly waiting for.

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Virat Kohli hits hard in the nets ahead of the major India vs Pakistan clash in the T20 World Cup

Before India's much awaited Sunday, June 9 encounter against arch rivals Pakistan, Virat Kohli seemed to be in great shape during his nets practice. Expected to start the batting alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, Kohli—who has struck four fifties in five Twenty20 World Cup games against Pakistan—will be vital. Intense net training by Kohli was documented in a video published by the International Cricket Council.

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Kohli is shown in the video timing the ball flawlessly, making some beautiful drives and draw shots, and even performing the upper cut with fresh flair. A few times down the track, he also showed his readiness and confidence for the major event. Kohli's stellar in-net performance suggests what kind of influence he might have in the next match. View the complete video here:

At an astounding average of 81.33, Virat Kohli has amassed 488 runs in 10 games versus Pakistan in Twenty20 Internationals, including five half-centuries. Just in T20 World Cups, Kohli has played Pakistan five times, only once being dismissed and hitting four fifty. His greatest moment came in 2022 when he led India to victory at the MCG with an undefeated 82.

Captain Rohit Sharma has stressed the need of the entire squad contributing to win, highlighting that depending just on Kohli is insufficient for success, even with his outstanding record. In India's first Twenty20 World Cup encounter against Ireland, Virat Kohli struggled to score even one run.

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Published June 9th, 2024 at 12:16 IST