RR vs RCB: Virat Kohli Has Committed More Mistakes This Season Than He Did In His Entire Career: Virender Sehwag Slams RCB Opener For ‘Disappointing’ Show

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli’s 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season finished on a frustrating note on Friday night after he was excused for only seven runs in the Qualifier 2 tie against Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has been left disheartened by Kohli’s IPL 2022 run.

Reaching out for a short ad wide ball from Prasidh Krishna, Kohli sent a sound edge through to the wicketkeeper as he strolled back scoring only seven runs leaving RCB strolling once again in the major event at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

RR Bowlers Celebrate Wicket of RCB Opener Virat Kohli (Image Credits: IPL)

This Is Not The Virat Kohli We Know: Virender Sehwag

Addressing Cricbuzz on Kohli’s excusal, India legend Sehwag conceded that when batters are not in form, they will generally attempt different things and Kohli, who looks a simple shadow of his past self, has figured out how to get dismissed inside and out this season.

“When you are out of form, you aim to hit every delivery you face with the middle of the bat and when it does hit, it gives you confidence. He did leave a few deliveries in the first few overs, but when you are not in form you tend to chase chose one odd deliveries or follow those deliveries.

Virat Kohli RCB. Photo-IPL
Virat Kohli RCB. Photo-IPL

“This is not the Virat Kohli we know. This is someone else. He has committed more mistakes this season than he did in his entire career,” he said.

“When you not making enough runs, you tend to try different things and Kohli has managed to get out in every way possible this season. He could have either left that one or maybe hit with more power which could have sent the ball over the keeper.

But it ended up being like a catch-practice drill for the keeper. Everyone thought that being a big player he would score big in such a crucial game. But he disappointed.”

Virat Kohli RCB. Photo- IPL
Virat Kohli RCB. Photo- IPL

Kohli finished his IPL 2022 season, scoring 341 runs in 16 innings at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.99, bound with two half-centuries. His numbers are presently the most terrible since the 2012 season.

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