Passion and noble intention: Virat Kohli gears up for India’s 2nd T20I against England

Virat Kohli has provided fans with a sneak peek into his preparations for Saturday’s second T20I between India and England.

Virat Kohli (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kohli wasn’t part of the squad for the first T20I
  • The former Indian captain shared a video of his net session on Instagram
  • Kohli’s struggles with the bat have been hogging up the limelight

Virat Kohli has provided his fans with a sneak peek of his preparations for the second T20I against England on Saturday.

Kohli was not part of the squad for the first game and will be returning to contention for the match on Saturday at Edgbaston. India won the first game comfortably as Hardik Pandya stole the show with his all-round skills.

Pandya’s 51 from 33 balls powered India to a strong 198 in the allotted 20 overs. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda also contributed with scores of 39 and 33 respectively. In response, England got off to the worst possible start as captain and in-form batter Jos Buttler was castled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a duck.

Pandya then returned with the ball and ran through the hosts’ batting order as he picked up four wickets while conceding 33 runs in his four overs. Debutant Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal also chipped in with two wickets a piece as the England innings ended at 148.

Now Kohli has provided fans with a glimpse of his preparations for the game. In a reel shared on the social media platform, the former Indian captain was filmed being engaged in an intense batting session in the nets.

Kohli also shared an inspiring message with his fans along with the video as well.

“Passion, action and noble intention,” said Kohli.

The Indian star will be hoping that he will be able to return to form in the remaining T20I matches against England. Kohli’s struggles have hogged the limelight recently as he failed to make an impact in the rearranged Test at the same venue.

The former Indian captain also hasn’t made a hundred in any format of the game since 2019 and will be hoping that he can break that duck in the two 20-over games and the three-match ODI series, which will start on 12th July.

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