Bangalore haven’t had a great time in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League. They have played 9 matches and have only managed to win five out of them. Faf du Plessis and Co. are currently sitting at number five on the points table. Having said that, they are certainly in the race to finish amongst the top two positions at the end of the league stage. However, one of the biggest concerns they have right now is Virat Kohli’s poor form.
The former Indian skipper has had a horror run so far in the tournament. He hasn’t been able to spend time at the crease, forget about the scoring big runs. Virat Kohli has gotten on a duck twice in 9 matches so far. Besides, he has gotten run-out twice as well. In the last match against Rajasthan, Virat Kohli scored only 9 runs in 10 balls, including 2 fours. Overall, in 9 matches, he has managed to score 128 runs at an average of 16.
The former Bangalore skipper needs to step up to the plate if the franchise ought to go far in the tournament. His form is going to be key to the team’s fortune. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh backed Virat Kohli to make a comeback, while highlighting the fact that all the great players go through bad patches in their careers.
“Obviously, he is also not happy, and people aren’t too, because we have seen him setting bigger benchmarks, scoring hundreds after hundreds. But this happens to the best players,” Yuvraj Singh told Sports 18.
The southpaw further stated that Kohli should try be the way he was when he started playing international cricket. He needs to inculcate that free-flowing personality again.
“Virat needs to become a free-flowing personality again. If he can change himself and be like how he was earlier that will reflect in his game,”
“He has proved himself to be the best of this era and believes in a strong work ethic and that has brought the best out of him over the years.”