Virat Kohli Draws Comparisons to Dhoni Amid Form Slump: ‘Great Chance to Be Hero’ in T20 World Cup Final

Virat Kohli, once predicted to dominate the 2024 T20 World Cup, has had his worst-ever performance in the tournament, scoring only 75 runs in seven innings. This is a stark contrast to his recent IPL heroics where he amassed 741 runs in 15 innings, claiming the Orange Cap.

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Despite his slump, experts and former cricketers remain optimistic about Kohli’s potential to shine in the final against South Africa. Mohammad Kaif, a former India cricketer, took to social media to remind Kohli of MS Dhoni‘s legendary performance in the 2011 ODI World Cup final. Dhoni, who had also struggled throughout that tournament, played a match-winning knock of 91 not out in the final, sealing India’s victory with a memorable six.

Virat Kohli needs to remember that even Dhoni didn’t have a great World Cup in 2011 but he found form in the final. Small suggestion: He is too good a player to slog, he can play ball on merit and dominate any bowling attack,” Kaif stated.

Kaif emphasized the importance of playing the ball on merit, recalling Kohli’s century against South Africa in the last ODI World Cup match at Eden Gardens. He believes that Kohli has a great chance to emulate Dhoni’s iconic performance and become a hero in the final.

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With 1216 runs, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in T20 World Cup history, closely followed by current India captain Rohit Sharma. However, both players have struggled in this tournament. As India aims for their second T20 World Cup title and their first ICC trophy in 11 years, all eyes are on Kohli to see if he can rise to the occasion.

India faces South Africa in the T20 World Cup final on Saturday, with South Africa hoping to secure their first-ever men’s World Cup title.

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Virat Kohli, once predicted to dominate the 2024 T20 World Cup, has had his worst-ever performance in the tournament, scoring only 75 runs in seven innings. This is a stark contrast to his recent IPL heroics where he amassed 741 runs in 15 innings, claiming the Orange Cap.

Despite his slump, experts and former cricketers remain optimistic about Kohli's potential to shine in the final against South Africa. Mohammad Kaif, a former India cricketer, took to social media to remind Kohli of MS Dhoni's legendary performance in the 2011 ODI World Cup final. Dhoni, who had also struggled throughout that tournament, played a match-winning knock of 91 not out in the final, sealing India’s victory with a memorable six.

"Virat Kohli needs to remember that even Dhoni didn't have a great World Cup in 2011 but he found form in the final. Small suggestion: He is too good a player to slog, he can play ball on merit and dominate any bowling attack," Kaif stated.

Kaif emphasized the importance of playing the ball on merit, recalling Kohli's century against South Africa in the last ODI World Cup match at Eden Gardens. He believes that Kohli has a great chance to emulate Dhoni's iconic performance and become a hero in the final.

With 1216 runs, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in T20 World Cup history, closely followed by current India captain Rohit Sharma. However, both players have struggled in this tournament. As India aims for their second T20 World Cup title and their first ICC trophy in 11 years, all eyes are on Kohli to see if he can rise to the occasion.

India faces South Africa in the T20 World Cup final on Saturday, with South Africa hoping to secure their first-ever men's World Cup title.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram