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Asia Cup 2022 | The break Virat Kohli has had off cricket will help him going into Asia Cup: Shane Watson

Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson feels that the break Virat Kohli has had from cricket will help the star batter freshen up mentally and physically heading into the Asia Cup.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kohli was rested for the tours against West Indies and Zimbabwe
  • Watson feels the break will help Kohli freshen up mentally and physically
  • The former Australian cricketer backed Kohli to regain his form

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has claimed that the break Virat Kohli has had from international cricket will help him a lot during the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup.

Kohli’s form in international cricket has been a hot topic of discussion in recent times, as the Indian star has failed to hit a hundred in any format of the game since 2019. The former India skipper was given a rest from cricket and was not a part of the squad for the tour of West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Speaking on the latest episode of the ICC Review, Watson claimed that the 33-year-old’s energy looked a bit sapped recently. The former Australian cricketer also claimed that the break will help Kohli regain his touch heading into the Asia Cup.

Watson feels that the month off from the game will help the star batter freshen up mentally and physically. The former Australian all-rounder also said that Kohli is too good not to be able to find his groove and it would only take him a couple of deliveries to regain his touch.

“You could just see that his energy was a bit sapped, even during the IPL. You could tell, no matter how much he tried he was always up and about, but you could see the light was just out a tiny bit.”

“This month that he’s had off cricket will make sure that that light’s shining very bright going into this Asia Cup, knowing there’s a T20 World Cup in Australia coming up as well.

“So when you’re able to have a break, and because the Indian cricketers in particular play so much cricket, for Virat to be able to have some time off, especially a month, that’s just going to regenerate everything he needs to be able to take stock of what happened, freshen up mentally and physically.

“He’s too good not to be able to find his groove. It’ll only take him a couple of balls, get into the battle again, and away he goes,” said Watson.

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