Sunil Gavaskar Slams Virat Kohli For RCB’s Poor Show In IPL 2017

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IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are surely the worst side in the ongoing season of India Premier League. Despite of having a start-studded batting line-up that includes the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, they registered the lowest ever total in the IPL history, in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. And, they have lost all 10 wickets in an innings, four times in the tournament so.

In their last match against KXIP, RCB batting tumbled for yet another time in IPL 2017. Chasing a modest total of 138 runs, RCB didn’t learn from their previous mistakes and played lose shots throughout the innings. There was no partnership in the middle as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.

Criticising the performance of Kohli, former senior cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said in a post-match analysis for the official broadcaster that his performance and approach needs self-analysis and he needs to see the mirror.

“First thing he should be doing is look himself in the mirror. The shot he played (against KXIP) wasn’t exactly a great shot. The shot he played at Eden Gardens (against KKR) wasn’t a great shot,” Gavaskar said in the post-match show on Sony Six. 

“He (Kohli) has got to say to himself that he is the captain. He has got to stay there. He is not in form so stay there and he should work himself with proper cricketing shots then widen the scope of the shots.”

“Your main batsmen went for the glamour shots instead of looking to play proper cricketing shots. Get the boundary. Between a four and a six the difference is two runs. Because you hit the ball in the air (for six), the risk percentage goes up to a 100.”