Virat Kohli scored only 18 runs.Image Credit source: PTI
Jaipur: the way in which Virat Kohli Had made his batting debut in IPL 2023, he felt that he would again mount a mountain of runs this time. To some extent, he seemed to be successful in this, but now it seems that his bat is running out of steam. In the last few matches, he has been seen failing again and this trend continued against Rajasthan Royals as well. Also, once again he gave a wicket to such a bowler, whose experience is minor.
In the last few matches, not only has it been difficult for Virat Kohli to score runs, but the pace of scoring runs has also decreased. Nothing could change the situation in Jaipur as well and he could score only 18 runs in 19 balls. Only 1 four came out of his bat.
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The bowler with 7 matches has given a mistake
Kohli tried to show some pace after the pace of runs in the powerplay on the slow pitch of Jaipur was low, but here fast bowler KM Asif, playing only the 7th IPL match, put a break on Kohli’s innings. Kohli faced the first ball of Asif who came for bowling in the seventh over. This ball was bowled by Asif at a speed of 143 kilometers per hour. Kohli could only take one run.
KM Asif foxes the King with a brilliant slower ball 😱#IPLonJioCinema #RRvRCB #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/46DZY5ps5i
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 14, 2023
After this, Kohli got a chance to play on the last ball of the over and this is where Asif gave Kohli a duck. Asif used the ‘Knuckle Ball’, whose speed was only 118 kilometers per hour, and after being defeated at this speed, Kohli played the ball high and Yashasvi Jaiswal finished Kohli’s game by taking a simple catch.
Kohli’s performance has dropped continuously
So far this season, Kohli has scored more than 400 runs with the bat, but his quantity and pace have also reduced in the last matches. In 12 matches of this season, Kohli has scored only 438 runs in which he has scored 6 half-centuries but his strike rate has also come down to just 131. This has also affected the performance of Bangalore to some extent and the team has failed to win consistently.
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