Ahmedabad, May 27: When Virat Kohli scored 73 in RCB’s last league stage match (IPL 2022), he seemed to be back in form, but in the eliminator and second qualifier, Virat’s bat remained silent. Fans expected a big game from Virat in these two matches, but they were disappointed. In the match against Rajasthan, Virat’s innings lasted only 8 balls, in which he was dismissed for 7 runs. Once again the famous Krishna pushed Virat. Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bowl first, followed by Virat and Faf Duplessis from RCB. Trent Bolt from Rajasthan bowled the first over, with Virat hitting six off the last ball of the over. After this six of Virat, the expectations of the fans increased, but it fell in the next over, because the famous Krishna sent Virat to the pavilion.
The old weakness fell on ViratThe first ball of Krishna’s second over was played by Faf Duplessis, after which Kohli hit the third ball. Krishna threw an in-swing at a speed of 146.5 kmph, the ball was dropped by Kohli. Virat played a defensive shot when he bowled the next ball in the same manner. On the fifth ball, famous Krishna hit Virat’s old wound again. The ball bounced off the off stump, but Virat went for a shot towards the point, hitting the edge of his bat and was caught by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson.
Virat was out for the third timeFor the second time this season, the famous Krishna has dismissed Virat Kohli. In the last match between the two teams, Krishna also sent Virat back. Virat was caught out for not hitting the pool shot. In the last 7 innings, Krishna has dismissed Virat for the third time. Krishna had also got Virat’s wicket while playing for KKR last year. Virat has scored 341 runs in 16 matches in the IPL this season at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.98, including 2 fifties. 73 runs is his highest score. Virat Kohli has been playing for RCB since the first season of IPL. So far he has played in 11 IPL knockout matches, in which he has only been able to score a half-century once. Virat scored 70 runs in the first qualifying final of IPL 2011, but apart from that he has not been able to score big in important matches like knockout. Virat has scored just 212 runs in 11 IPL knockout matches. Virat’s performance in IPL Knockout IPL 2009 Semi Final – 24 Not Out IPL 2010 Semi Final – 9 Runs IPL 2011 First Qualifying Final – Unbeaten 70 Runs IPL 2011 Second Qualifying Final – 8 Runs IPL 2015 Eliminator – 12 Runs IPL 2015 Second 2016 First Qualifier – 0 Runs IPL 2020 Eliminator – 6 Runs IPL 2021 Eliminator – 39 Runs IPL 2022 Eliminator – 25 Runs IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 – 7 Runs
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