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Virat Kohli big blast against Jasprit Bumrah kicks off Team India’s Super 8 net session

Virat Kohli big blast against Jasprit Bumrah kicks off Team India’s Super 8 net session

Team India’s meticulous practice session showcases their relentless determination as they prepare for their crucial Super 8s opener against Afghanistan on June 20.

Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli sent a powerful message during a practice session in Barbados on Monday morning. In a display of both determination and lightheartedness, Kohli began to let out a thunderous roar as he raised his hands after lashing a Jasprit Bumrah delivery for a hypothetical six.

The exuberant mock celebration, unusual for a net session, highlighted Kohli’s hunger to get back into form for the crucial Super 8 leg of the T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli burning desire

Virat Kohli’s response had a deeper meaning. Jasprit Bumrah, known for his tight bowling, rarely concedes sixes. In fact, he has only hit for one six in the T20 World Cups so far. Kohli’s celebration, though exaggerated, showed his burning desire to contribute to the team’s cause.

The Indian team arrived in Barbados on Sunday evening and wasted no time in getting started. What was supposed to be an optional practice session on Monday turned into a full-fledged three-hour workout.

Keen to find his form, Kohli was the first batsman to take duty and spent over 40 minutes with several bowlers including Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Hardik Pandya.

Focus on spin and adaptability in Super 8

With the upcoming matches expected to be played on a slow, spin-friendly pitch, the Indian team management took note by inviting several local spinners to bowl during the net session.

The focus was on mastering techniques to counter spin bowling, such as stepping out of the crease for powerful shots.

Each batsman worked on honing his individual strengths: Kohli focused on his slog sweep and aggressive strokeplay against the pace, while others like Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav practiced their signature strokes.


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Bowlers are also gearing up for the T20 World Cup

The bowlers, including Kuldeep Yadav, who could be in contention for the next game, tried to bowl tight lines and lengths with variations like yorkers and wide yorkers. Kuldeep’s extended bowling session and participation in outfield catching drills hinted at his possible inclusion in the next match.

Team India’s meticulous practice session showcases their relentless determination as they prepare for their crucial Super 8s opener against Afghanistan on June 20.

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