Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers of this generation. The Indian batter has given many promising performances over the years. While Virat Kohli has scored 70 international centuries, everyone expects him to get more. However, his last century came over two years ago. Since then, he has played 17 Tests, 21 ODIs and 25 T20Is.
Many players and analysts have backed him to regain his form and get back to the groove. Pakistan's star player Mohammad Rizwan has also backed him by calling him a "champion player". He said that he would pray for Kohli to take control of things.
"I will say that he is a champion player but at this stage, we can pray for him because he is a hard-working cricketer. And tough times do come and things do get easier too. Every player has scored centuries and got out on pairs and this goes on. I can pray for him and I am hopeful that through hard work, he will control all the things," Rizwan told Crickwick.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is playing for Bangalore in the 15th edition of the Indian T20 League. However, his poor form has continued over here as well. In 12 matches this season, he has scored 216 runs at an average of 19.63 and a strike rate of 111.34. He has only scored one half-century, which came against Gujarat. Besides, he didn't look at his fluent best during that knock as well.
In a video released by Bangalore's YouTube channel, Virat Kohli said that he cuts out the outside noise of people criticising him for his form. "They can’t be in my shoes, they can’t feel what I feel, they can’t live my life, they can’t live those moments. How do you cut out the noise? You either mute the TV or don’t listen to or pay attention to what people are saying. I do both of these things," he said.
Bangalore plays its remaining two games against Punjab on May 13th and against Gujarat on May 19th.