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What Virat Kohli’s five runs from nine balls say about India’s batting performance

T20 World Cup 2024: Virat Kohli for IND against AFG in Super 8 India’s Virat Kohli reacts as he leaves the field after losing his wicket during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match between the United States and India at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Westbury, New York, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP/PTI)

Three innings, nine balls, five runs. The numbers tell a sad tale of Virat Kohli’s World Cup. But if there’s one Kohli story the cold, stone numbers don’t tell, it’s how he’s been at the heart of India’s bold new philosophy at this T20 World Cup. So far, he’s failed to translate his enthusiastic approach into concrete runs, but that’s only incidental to the larger picture of how India is embracing a modern ethos without completely abandoning the old guard. Against Afghanistan in the Super Eight match in Barbados on Thursday, the bold punting of captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid should be put to the test. (READ MORE)

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