New Delhi: Run machine Virat Kohli has been battling poor form for some time now. On Friday, Kohli came out on the opening against Punjab Kings and got out after scoring just 20 runs. Rabada hunted him on the second ball of the fourth over. Virat was trying to get a boundary by hitting the fielder of short fine leg but he missed and the ball went straight into the hands of Rahul Chahar. Kohli has scored just 236 runs in 13 matches. His average has been the worst since 2008. Kohli has scored runs this season at an average of 19.67.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis said on Kohli’s performance after the match, he is seeing the lighter side of it. Obviously you look at every possibility to get out of it. That’s how the game works. Sometimes when you’re under a little pressure, the game finds ways to keep you under pressure. You can only make sure to keep working hard, have a good intensity, attitude, stay positive knowing that the end is near. Virat played some good shots tonight and obviously you want him to go ahead, I think he is handling the situation very well.
Kohli’s reaction goes viral
After getting out, the reaction of former RCB captain Virat Kohli went viral. King Kohli may be struggling with poor form but he has created a new record. He has become the first player to cross the 6500-run mark in IPL. Kohli has scored 6519 runs in 212 innings of 220 matches. Only Shikhar Dhawan is next to him. He has scored 6184 runs in 204 matches.
first published:May 14, 2022, 9:15 a.m.