Image Credit source: Twitter/Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored 73 runs in 54 balls against Gujarat Titans and played a key role in helping Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) win the ‘do or die’ match.
IPL 2022 season has not been good for many big stalwarts of Indian cricket. For captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli, this season was the worst. Especially Virat Kohli, who was going through bad form for a long time and the condition got worse as soon as he came in IPL. However, now Kohli and Indian fans have heaved a sigh of relief as the legendary Indian batsman seems to be returning to his colours. After scoring a match-winning half-century for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Gujarat Titans, Kohli has given everyone a chance to cheer and one of them is the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who scored that innings of Kohli. While praising everyone’s attention has also been drawn towards a change.
This season was not at all good for former Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and he scored only 236 runs in 13 innings before playing an impressive innings of 73 runs in 54 balls against Gujarat, including 3 times on the first ball. He was dismissed without opening the account, while only one half-century came from his bat, which was against Gujarat itself but was very slow. In such a situation, there seemed to be little hope of a big innings from Kohli, but in the do or die match for the team, Virat made a great comeback.
Virat starts the attack
The more happy this return of Virat Kohli made his fans, the more impressed was Sachin Tendulkar. The Master Blaster has also said that Kohli played a brilliant innings and he looked very positive. Sachin made his Youtube channel But talking about Kohli’s innings, he said,
I really liked the positivity shown by the Bangalore batsmen, especially Virat took the initiative. The way he started attacking.”
Virat’s footwork was better, shots were also amazing
Sachin also told about the technical detail of Virat’s innings, which helped in playing better innings. Describing Kohli’s footwork and shots, Sachin said,
One thing I really liked in this match was the clarity in his footwork and those who say the full face of the bat was visible. I liked this a lot. The strike rotation was very good…A shot that Virat played, hit a six against Rashid, to complete the fifty, it was brilliant. He read the length of the ball well and picked it up at the last minute.
Obviously, this innings would have also boosted the confidence of Virat Kohli, who seemed to have been shaken by the odd dismissals in the last few matches. Now he and his team will hope that Bangalore qualify for the playoffs and Virat Kohli can maintain this good momentum like this.