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Virat Kohli’s big boom against Jasprit Bumrah ignites Team India’s Super 8 net session

Virat Kohli’s big boom against Jasprit Bumrah ignites Team India’s Super 8 net session

Team India's meticulous practice session demonstrates their unwavering determination as they gear up for their crucial Super 8s opener against Afghanistan on June 20th.

Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli sent a strong message during a practice session on Monday morning in Barbados. In a display of both determination and light-heartedness, Kohli launched into a thunderous roar as he raised his hands after slog-sweeping a Jasprit Bumrah delivery for a hypothetical six.

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

Virat Kohli burning desire

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

The Indian team arrived in Barbados on Sunday night and wasted no time getting down to business. What was supposed to be an optional practice session on Monday transformed into a full-fledged three-hour training exercise.

Kohli, eager to find his form, was the first batsman to take guard and spent over 40 minutes facing a variety of 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 their individual strengths: Kohli focused on his slog sweep and aggressive strokeplay against pace, while others like Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav practiced their signature shots.

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Bowlers gear up too for T20 World Cup

The bowlers, including Kuldeep Yadav, who might be considered for the next game, aimed 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 potential inclusion in the next match.

Team India’s meticulous practice session demonstrates their unwavering determination as they gear up for their crucial Super 8s opener against Afghanistan on June 20th.

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