India’s star batter Virat Kohli, who was going through a lean patch, returned to form in 2022. Virat ended his 1020-day century drought after scoring a century against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup. Since then, Virat continued his blistering form and finished as the highest run scorer in the 2022 T20 World Cup with a total of 296 runs in 6 matches. Before the end of the year, former Indian batsman Dr Akash Chopra Picked his top-5 batsmen of 2022 and undoubtedly included Virat as one of them.
Chopra praised the former Indian skipper for delivering a brilliant performance in challenging conditions.
“No one imagined that Virat Kohli would make it to this list. He has struggled for form over the years, and his performances in the IPL have also been underwhelming. Everything was going wrong for him.” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.
“However, by the end of 2022, he has turned things around in spectacular fashion. This year (2022) in T20, Kohli has scored 781 runs in 20 matches at an average of 55.78 with a strike rate of 138.23. He has been outstanding during the T20 World Cup. Pakistan during the World Cup And against England, the pitches were quite challenging, but still he managed to score,” he added.
The former Indian batsman also stated that he will not include the Pakistan captain Babar Azam Due to his poor average and strike rate in the list.
“Statistically, Babar Azam should be number 5 but I am not including him in my list. He has scored 735 runs in 26 matches and his average is only 32 and strike rate is only 123. Sorry! But I can’t” do not include him in my team. Devon ConwayHis name in its place. Conway’s numbers in T20 2022 are incredible, had he played more matches in the format this year he would have surpassed SKY(Suryakumar Yadav) to claim the top spot,” Chopra said.
Looking at current stats and his own analysis, Chopra’s top-5 batsmen are Suryakumar Yadav (India), Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Virat Kohli (India), King of Sikandar (Zimbabwe), and Devon Conway (New Zealand).
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