Virat Kohli is in a better space now

Trivandrum: After the Australian T20Is, India are preparing to host South Africa with the first match starting tonight. While eyes will always be on Virat Kohli, India would be looking to start the series on a winning note. Kohli, who faced the heat of his stick for some time, got back into shape at the Asian Cup. He shattered a century against Afghanistan and looked like a different player against Australia. Former India manager R. Sridhar believes the break helped Kohli and he is now looking in a better space.Read also – Virat Kohli, Babar Azam Same person? Ind-Pak stars wearing same shirts as kids go viral on Twitter | VIRAL PHOTOS

“He’s in a better space now. As he himself admitted, he probably wasn’t in the right frame of mind and now has it in the right place. The breakup did wonders for her; the time spent with his family has done him wonders. And we saw what he could do well in the first game against Pakistan in the Asian Cup,” Sridhar told Cricket.com. Also Read – India’s Expected Playing XI vs South Africa at 1st T20I in Trivandrum: Rishabh Pant, Arshdeep Singh are likely to return to Rohit Sharma-led squad

Sridhar, who saw him beat in Hyderabad against Australia in the last T20I, praised Kohli’s state of mind and believes the king is back. Read also – IND vs SA: After Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma receives a great welcome before the 1st T20 in Thiruvananthapuram

“Having seen him beat the ring in Hyderabad, you can pretty much tell the king is back. Great spirit. He plays like a panther and his stick is brilliant. All in all, it bodes extremely well for Indian cricket preparing for the World Cup,” he added.

Given his experience, Kohli would be a key player for the team at the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

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