Instances when Virat Kohli picked up form ahead of a world cup

Virat Kohli, who was dangling with poor form in the TATA IPL 2022, is back to breathing fire, just ahead of the T20 world cup in Australia. We bring you instances when Virat Kohli jumped back into form from lean patch.

Virat Kohli is an all-weather performer in the cricket world. The player has had put up blockbuster performances every time he came out to bat. Alongside, his aggressive outing for the country and IPL, the player’s leadership too has been the talk of the town for a decade, nearly. Presently, Virat Kohli is feeling the heat of battle from the poor form that has been grappling the batsman for the last three years. The cricketing fraternity has already voiced their expertise on Virat’s form but the stats have majorly backed his performances that came out of a lean patch.


Before the 2014 world cup, Virat Kohli had peaked his batting standards in the test series against Australia in Australia but the star batsman of the Indian team struggled massively in England against the likes of James Anderson. The player found his grip soon after the nightmare in England and picked up form ahead of the 2014 world cup. Virat Kohli scored a hundred against Pakistan and announced his come back strongly in the world cup. Later, Virat Kohli continued his streak of runs but fell cheaply to his rivalry against Mitchell Johnson.

  • Roaring in Champions Trophy

Before the Champions trophy in 2013, Virat Kohli had scored just 308 runs in 10 IPL games 2013. The player quickly rose to the occasion by smashing 176 runs in 5 matches. India went on to win that tournament under MS Dhoni but had it not been the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli, England were the favorites to lift the trophy.

  • Roars back in form in IPL 2022

“I want to win the upcoming Asia Cup and the World cup for India. There is no bigger motivation than that and I will do everything it takes to win the trophies,” said Virat Kohli while talking to Harbhajan Singh. The biggest come-back inning he has played was against the strongest lineup in the IPL, Gujarat Titans. The player helped RCB by scoring 54-ball 73.