The horrible form of former India and RCB captain Virat Kohli has been a talking point in the cricket fraternity. His declining form as a batter has taken the cricket world by storm. Kohli started his campaign in the 2022 IPL with a well-made 41 in RCB’s opening encounter.
Two ducks against Kohli’s name
After that, he managed to score a paltry 78 runs in his next seven innings, including four single digit scores and two successive golden ducks against LSG and SRH, which have raised the question mark on the champion batsman.
He appears to have forgotten the art of batting, having failed to score a century in the last three years. Not to talk of the drought of a century, the sequence of his scores is far less than the standard he has set.
Former India opener and noted commentator Aakash Chopra has termed Virat Kohli’s dismal performance with the bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as a nightmare that is unfolding in front of millions of people.
The king, Kohli, is far away from his remarkable form. Experts believe that he needs a break from cricket that would help him to regain his lost form and return to the ground with a bang.
Kohli’s fortune didn’t change despite his promotion as an opener in the absence of Anuj Rawat in the match against Rajasthan Royals, scoring just 9 runs before being dismissed by Prasidh Krishna.
The last three dismissals have increased the concern of experts and analysts. They are in a nightmare about what’s going wrong with Kohli’s bat, a modern-era great.
Kohli, highest run getter in IPL history
Virat Kohli, the highest run-getter in the history of the IPL, hasn’t justified his presence as a batsman for RCB in IPL 2022, scoring only 128 runs at an average of 16.
For some, the nightmare is over, and the bad times are behind them.This nightmare is unfolding in front of millions of people. It is tough being Virat Kohli right now. It is tough being Virat Kohli. The kind of attention that he gets, “Aakash Chopra said.”
Today, I felt that his bat was made of edges. There was no fiddling. He got a couple of boundaries. He is trying everything. He is going hard at the ball. He is taking his time. But it’s just not working out. He has been dismissed six times in the first 10 balls, “Chopra added.
The batting performance of Kohli in this edition of the IPL has made the mood of his fans somber. Cricket fans all over the world like to watch Kohli’s full flow drives which entertain million of fans, which is missing at the moment. Hopefully he will get his old touch again soon.