WATCH: Virat Kohli returns to India after exiting T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final


Former India skipper Virat Kohli has returned to India following the Men in Blue’s recent ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Australia. The Indians had a good season ending in the semi-finals after a devastating 10-wicket loss to England in Adelaide on November 10.

Although India had set a competitive goal of 169 with half a century of Kohli and Hardik Pandya, it was insufficient as England attacked from the first ball. India was knocked out of the competition by four overs to spare the courtesy of skipper Jos Buttler and Alex Hales’ unbeaten opening score of 170 runs.

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Kohli had a spectacular T20 World Cup campaign, hitting four half-centuries in six games and scoring 296 runs. He also became the first batter in T20I history to score 4,000 runs. He accomplished this feat against England in the semi-final.

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In the crucial encounter, he scored 50 runs from 40 deliveries and tied for 61 points with Hardik Pandya after India was reduced to 75/3 after losing their top order, which included in-form Suryakumar Yadav.

Virat Kohli is also a contender for this year’s Player of the Tournament award for his stellar batting performance, including a hard-fought last ball win against arch-rival Pakistan in Melbourne, where he hit an unbeaten 82 runs off 53 balls.

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Meanwhile, Kohli, along with other senior players including Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, is geared up for the upcoming New Zealand away game.

In the T20Is, the Indian squad will be led by Hardik Pandya, and NCA chief VVS Laxman will serve as head coach as Rahul Dravid is outfitted for the tour.

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