Mumbai, May 13:
Forgetting the old form of IPL 2022, Virat Kohli entered the field for batting in the match against Punjab Kings (Punjab Kings vs RCB). Punjab had challenged RCB for 210 runs to win, so RCB needed to make an aggressive start. Virat also started in the same way. With the help of two fours and a six, Virat scored 20 off 14 balls, and the hope of seeing the old Virat once again was created not only for the RCB and the spectators in the stadium, but also for the cricket fans all over the world. Virat went to hit the leg side on a short ball thrown by Rabada, but with his gloves and thighs, the ball went to Rahul Chahar, who was standing on a fine leg. The umpire initially did not dismiss Virat, after which Punjab took the DRS. In the replay, the ball was seen rubbing off Virat’s gloves, so the third umpire dismissed Virat. After getting out, Virat went to the pavilion and looked very desperate. Virat looked at the sky and said something. This video of Virat Kohli is going viral on social media.
Virat’s performance in the IPL this season has been very poor. He has scored just 236 runs in 13 innings of 13 matches at an average of 19.67 and a strike rate of 113.46. Only one half-century has come from Virat’s bat this season. The 54-run defeat against Punjab Kings has made RCB’s dream of reaching the play-offs even more difficult. With such a big loss, RCB’s net run rate has been deducted, so they will now have to win the remaining one match by a big margin, as well as rely on the performance of other teams.
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