Virat Kohli is the all-time highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League history. Very few Indian batters have dominated in this tournament the way Kohli has. However, it seems Kohli is having a rough time in the middle now.
In the last match against the Lucknow Super Giants team, Kohli lost his wicket on the first ball while facing a delivery from Dushmantha Chameera. Earlier tonight, in the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Marco Jansen dismissed Kohli on the first ball of his innings.
A statistician recently wrote on Twitter that this is the only second time in Kohli’s career that he has got out for back-to-back ducks. Here’s what the Twitter user wrote:
“Virat Kohli has batted 864 times in professional cricket. Only on two occasions has he bagged back to back DUCKS – in this IPL and in the home series against England in 2021.”
Virat Kohli has batted 864 times in professional cricket. Only on two occasions has he bagged back to back DUCKS – in this IPL and in the home series against England in 2021. #IPL2022
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 23, 2022Advertisement
Fans should note that Kohli has also not scored a century in any form of cricket since the 2019 home series against the Bangladesh cricket team. The cricket universe will hope that Kohli regains his form soon and plays many more great knocks in his career.
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Given that Virat is a champion player, one should not write him off and expect him to return to form soon. The right-handed batter just needs one good innings to recover his form. Once he gets going, he will be unstoppable in any format of the sport.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore might ask Kohli to open the innings. It seems when RCB lose one early wicket, the right-handed batter comes under little pressure. However, one should note that the ball that Marco Jansen was a fantastic delivery, and the slip fielder took a sharp catch.