Virat Kohli and the success equation is very old. So far, Kohli has broken world records. His runs have helped India win many trophies. There comes a stage in every player’s life when the pace of his game slows down. Every day is different. So there is no reason to criticize him.
Kohli’s form has deteriorated a bit since 2019. Currently, the World’s Number 1 player is going through a tough situation and a terrible run of form. He has not improved even in the current IPL. But its impact on IPL 2022 is not so good. It may be just because of his luck that he can’t able to show his best with his bat. The past captain of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) ViratKohli is failing to fulfill the expectations of his fans.
In the 2020 and 2021 IPL seasons, Kohli managed to score over 400 runs and scored three fifties each. In 2020, he had 466 runs in 15 matches at 42.36 and 405 runs in 12 matches in 2021 at 28.92 – even though his strike rate was slower. Overall, Kohli’s last hundred in the IPL came in the 2019 season. He has five centuries to his name in the tournament, which is second only to Chris Gayle’s tally of 6.
It was a 2019 year when Kohli scored 841 runs in 17 Tests matches. In ODIs, Kohli’s last triple-figure mark at Port of Spain in August 2019 against West Indies (114*), and ever since that knock he has scored 791 runs from 21 matches at 37.66. He has notched up 10 fifties during this time period. In T20Is a century is as rare as it can get, and Kohli is yet to register one in the format. However, overall in 97 matches, he has 3296 runs at an average of 51.50 and a best of 94 not out.
It was a match with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on 19th April when Kohli did not score even a single run and got out of the match on the first ball.
It is the first Golden Duck for ViratKohli in this season of IPL where he got out on the first ball with zero runs. DipakHudda caught his wicket and DushmantaChamira was balling to him. In this match, LSG has won the toss and decided to ball first. At the beginning of the match, AnujRawat of RCB gets back to pavilion.
Virat Kohli was got Golden Duck 5 years back
In 2017, during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Kohli was made Golden Duck. It will be a surprise to know that Virat Kohli has become Golden Duck in IPL four times to date. The first time when he was got out at the first ball in the inning in 2008 during the match against Mumbai Indians. After that in 2014 during the match against Punjab Kings and the fourth time was in 2017.
From the start of IPL 2022, Kohli has played a total of 7 matches in which he scored 119 runs. Till now he doesn’t score a single half-century. In the 7 matches that he has played has contributed only 119 runs with a run rate of 23.80. He got two times run out in this season of IPL. His biggest number is 48 which he scored against Mumbai Indians and was 41 against Punjab Kings.
King Kohli has now gone 100 innings across format without reaching the triple-figure mark is the most disheartening thing ever. Let’s see how the Kohli manages to reform his game and bounce back to his original form. We wish him all the luck for his upcoming matches and tournaments.
You can see Virat Kohli’s reaction when he got out with Golden Duck. Please click on the below link and watch it.