Virat Kohli Fails Again: Just as Aaron Finch departed to Trent Boult, holing out to Rohit Sharma, the crowd was anticipating a few explosives from the Indian captain, Virat Kohli, after he failed in the first two matches of IPL 2020.
He was dismissed for 14 in the opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad and he departed for a negligible 1 in the second game.
Going by his trends, Kohli has always been expected to perform under pressure and that is exactly why the crowd believed that it was tonight that the Indian run-machine would fire.
Unfortunately, he seemed even more abysmal tonight, barely able to connect with the balls that were bowled to him. He looked disconcerted and was scrambling to reach the ball from Chahar.
Another disturbing stat was unearthed that won’t really go well with the RCB skipper, which cited that he hasn’t crossed the 25-run-threshold in his last 25 games.
As Rahul Chahar was shouldered with the onus of bowling to Kohli, he kept on bowling in the good length area and the Indian skipper showed poor footwork to reach the deliveries.
After a series of dot balls, Chahar tempted him with the flight ball and invited him to go big. Kohli played against the spin, failed to connect, and ended up giving up a simple take to Rohit Sharma, just like the ones in India’s catching practice.
What may seem to even hurt him more is the fact that Nathan Lyon did say that Kohli may face a challenge without the crowd being present in the ground as he is more of a ticker-tape parade fellow. Is this a glaring concern for one of the finest batsmen of the world?
Twitter was extremely brutal when they saw their captain walking back to the pavilion for cheap and rained jeers and catcalls upon the solitary hero of RCB in the tournament’s glittering antiquity.
These are the ten most hilarious tweets on Virat Kohli.
— Hansika Sati (@HansikaSati) September 28, 2020
— JaSsy JaT 👻 (@Jaspaljaat7) September 28, 2020
King they said.
— ichbinsri (@viharinandu) September 28, 2020
Virat Kohli averages 6.00 after three innings in #IPL2020 after dismissed for 3(11) runs
He hasn't crossed 25 runs from his last 8 IPL matches.
The most consistent player changed.
Big woes for #RCB now.#Kohli #ViratKohli #RCBvMI #RCBvsMI #MIvRCB #IPL2020 #IPL13 #Cricket 🏏 pic.twitter.com/Ew1thI2CWI
— Vikas Kohli (@imvikaskohli) September 28, 2020
It's never a great sight for me to see indian cricket team captain to struggle like this
Hoping for his great comeback ASAP#ViratKohli
— Harman Singh (@iharman_singh) September 28, 2020
— Mohit (@Mohittt05) September 28, 2020
— Vishal Pathak (@memer_vs_shayar) September 28, 2020
— Paresh Solanki (@Paresh_official) September 28, 2020
— Abhimanyu Roy (@Abhiman84272158) September 28, 2020
— Aarnav Sharma (@theaarnavsharma) September 28, 2020