Srinagar, April 27: Batting superstar Virat Kohli who only short time ago made every top bowler in the World look ordinary , is struggling and totally out of form in the ongoing IPL 2022.
On Tuesday, Virat Kohli after suffering back to back ducks , was promoted to open inning for RCB against Rajasthan Royals.
However, the 33-year-old failed with the bat again as he was dismissed in merely the second over of the innings, scoring 9 off 10 deliveries.
It was an uncomfortable stay on the crease for Kohli as he found multiple edges off his bat and eventually fell to one against Prasidh Krishna, when a top edge was caught near short backward point by Riyan Parag.
Former India cricketer Rudra Pratap Singh spoke in detail about Kohli’s struggles of late, insisting that he is “not getting into that rhythm.”
“He has obviously achieved big things. But right now, you will have to admit that he is not in form. We haven’t seen so many edges off Virat Kohli’s bat, he always dominates the bowlers. But he is not getting into that rhythm at the moment,” Singh said on Cricbuzz.
The former Indian bowler further added that RCB might want to give Kohli some rest.
“The team management is trying, and he is trying as well. But he is miles away from form at the moment. You can call it rest.. because if he plays one or two more games and doesn’t perform, you will have to think about resting anyway. So, they need to give him a break, maybe that will help him get back to run-scoring. Maybe he is overloaded with thoughts about scoring runs right now,” said Singh.
“The pressure you take upon yourself is the biggest of all. You are fighting your own battles. Maybe that is the reason behind his struggles.”