The IPL 2023 season has witnessed an array of explosive innings, leaving fans in awe of the batsmen’s abilities. However, there seems to be a never-ending debate on whether two batsmen can play at different paces simultaneously. Despite his consistent scoring this season, cricket experts have been vocal about Virat Kohli’s low strike rate, emphasizing the need for him to step up and score quickly.
Kohli’s slow innings against Rajasthan Royals was deemed a “Test match knock” by the fans on social media, who were hoping for a more aggressive approach from the former RCB captain. Although Kohli’s team emerged victorious, the fans were left concerned about the skipper’s strike rate, as they eagerly await their team’s first IPL title.
Virat kohli after playing test match in power play. pic.twitter.com/ISLcMf8DGX
— Ƭʜᴇ ᴡɪᴢᴀʀᴅ (@wizard_521) May 14, 2023
During the match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, both Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli struggled to make an impact in the powerplay, and Kohli eventually lost his wicket after scoring a mere 18 runs off 19 balls. Despite Kohli’s slow start, he managed to score a half-century, although it took him 40 balls to reach the milestone. Kohli’s wicket was the result of a slower ball, and Yashasvi Jaiswal took a comfortable catch to dismiss the skipper.
Virat Kohli outside Chinnaswamy Stadium
Matches – 6
Runs : 185
Strike rate – 101
Avg : 31
playing test match in power Play.. pic.twitter.com/Nxef5RwU6W
— RK (@MahiGOAT07) May 14, 2023
Kohli faced heavy criticism from fans after his slow innings against Rajasthan Royals, with some accusing him of being destroyed by Naveen Ul-Haq. However, Kohli’s fans reminded the world of his contributions to Team India’s victories, such as his stunning performance against Pakistan in the T20I World Cup 2022 opener. The life of a cricketer is challenging, and even one or two bad innings can make people forget all the good knocks that a player has played in the past.
remove Kohli and the team will become gold
— Saad Khwaja (@SaadKhwaja8) May 14, 2023
This guy destroyed Kohli. pic.twitter.com/iOkYkAAfFo
— ` (@rahulmsd_91) May 14, 2023
The sun of our world, the pot of gold at the end of our rainbow, the beast and inspirational powerplay player King Kohli…Today he blessed the academy the academy with his 18 runs off 19 balls🔥🔥😍 #RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/OiEKbrOuyh
— TukTuk Academy (@TukTuk_Academy) May 14, 2023
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