Opposing teams are afraid of Virat Kohli, understand in figures how Suryakumar Yadav competes
Opposing teams are scared of Virat Kohli. Here is what David Brook, former director of cricket for Channel 4 UK, has to say. Not only this, statistics show that Virat Kohli is giving competition to Suryakumar Yadav in T20 cricket.
A data related to Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022 has come to the fore. It has been told that even though Suryakumar Yadav’s batting style is different from Virat Kohli, but Virat Kohli has hit two fours in playing one dot ball in the last two Multi Nation tournaments. Suryakumar Yadav has also done something similar.
If ISF Crick data is to be believed, Virat Kohli’s dot ball to boundary ratio (hitting 2 fours for every dot face) in Asia Cup 2022 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 has been similar to that of Suryakumar Yadav. However, there is a vast difference in the strike rate of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.
While Virat Kohli has scored 598 runs in 11 matches in both the tournaments, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 439 runs in 11 matches. However, the thing to know here is that Surya has scored runs at a strike rate of more than 186 while Virat has scored runs at a strike rate of more than 139. There is a lot of difference between the two balls.
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In a report released by Indian Sports Fans, former Director of Cricket, Channel 4 UK, David Brook praised Virat Kohli and told how the world sees Virat Kohli. He said, “Kohli is the biggest fear in the mind of the opponents. I think Virat is worth more in the world than in his country.”
He further added, “Virat Kohli single-handedly rekindled the passion for Test cricket in India and the subcontinent. Without Kohli, there would be no ‘Baazball’. Removing the captaincy from Kohli would result in a temporary loss of form, a reduction in his strength And will contribute to undermining their confidence and vision.”
After scoring a century in the Asia Cup 2022, Virat Kohli also showed strength in the T20 World Cup, where he scored 4 half-centuries in 6 matches. Virat Kohli hit 25 fours and 8 sixes in the T20 World Cup. The Indian team did not reach the final, but Virat Kohli was still the top scorer of the tournament.