IPL 2022 LIVE: It is one of those rarest occasions that we are witnessing the dismal form of Virat Kohli. The former skipper is struggling with his willow in this IPL. The entire cricket fraternity is in massive shock at this performance.
As many as 13 matches have been completed for Royal Challengers Bangalore now. The team is yet to qualify for the playoffs. With a total of 14 points, the team is in the fourth position.
The final encounter would be against Gujarat Titans, who are the first team to qualify for the playoffs. A massive win can keep their hopes alive, while a defeat would be a huge setback. Several other teams are also in the race, and it is going to be interesting to watch how it pans out.
However, the major area of concern for the franchise has been Virat Kohli’s contribution. The former skipper has already had 3 ducks so far. With just one-half century, the team is somewhere lacking his crucial services to a large extent.
IPL 2022, Today’s IPL Match, PBKS vs RCB LIVE: Virat Kohli fails yet again
IPL 2022 LIVE: Virat Kohli continues with his poor run in this IPL. In the match against Punjab Kings, Virat went off to a good start. Fans and well-wishers were expectant to see magnificent innings from the king. However, just when he was at 20 runs off 14 deliveries, he fell prey to Kagiso Rabada.
It was an unlucky delivery for the ex-skipper, as he gave an easy catch to the fielder. Virat could not believe his luck and looked up at the sky in agony. Fans watched the reaction and poured out their emotions on Twitter.
IPL 2022, Today’s IPL Match, PBKS vs RCB LIVE: Mike Hesson opens up on Virat Kohli’s form
The director of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mike Hesson made some interesting revelations about Virat Kohli. In the post-match presentation, he confessed that he felt Virat be in superb touch, the way he started off. However, it was unfortunate to see things going down the same road yet again.
“Virat, I thought, looked very good today. He looked in good touch, he was aggressive, and he is doing everything off the park as well in terms of making sure he prepares well,”
Mike Hesson blames the fortune for Virat’s continued poor form. He said that the ball hit the other end of the thigh pad and the mishap happened. It is one of those rare occasions for Virat when the fortune favors him once he looks good. Mike also said that Virat Kohli is trying to find reasons and how to overcome it soon.
“I thought today was going to be his day but once again it hits the other side of the thigh pad and goes down and he gets a single. He hasn’t had a huge amount of fortune especially when he has got himself set, when he has got himself in. He is as frustrated as anybody. We thought today was going to be the day,”
IPL Match, PBKS vs RCB LIVE: Mike Hesson is positive about Virat’s comeback
Many cricketing experts believe Virat’s role in the team to face scrutiny soon. Back-to-back failures are putting pressure on the team’s outcome as well. On the other hand, the director has complete faith in his star player. Hesson admits that Virat might be going to be a rough phase, but a memorable inning is not too far from now.
“He is an incredible player. He hasn’t scored the volume of runs he would have liked. Today he looked in really good touch. It is not a technical thing. As I said, he is putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. He looked in really good touch today. He was unfortunate. I thought we were going to see something special. Virat is as frustrated as anyone but we know that the epic one is around the corner,”