AB de Villiers opens up about Virat Kohli lean patch in IPL 2022 You don’t become a bad player overnight


One of the best batsmen in the world, Virat Kohli has been battling his poor form in recent times. It is going to be almost three years in international cricket and Virat has not scored any century with his bat so far and the same situation continues in his IPL 2022 as well. Virat, the former captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has scored only one fifty in the 15th season of the league so far. He has also been a victim of Golden Duck twice this season. He has scored only 186 runs in 10 matches in IPL 2022 at an average of 20.67.

Now his close friend and former Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has given him special advice regarding Virat’s poor form. The former explosive batsman of South Africa has also told how Virat can get out of this bad phase.

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De Villiers told AFP news agency, ‘You don’t become a bad player overnight. Virat must have known it and I know it. I guess it’s about how you think. All you need is a clear mind and fresh energy every time you play and then you can find a way out of bad form. I think it is a battle of mind and power of mind. As a batsman you are only one or two innings away from poor form. If it keeps coming to you, it is difficult to back away from it.

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After battling poor form, Virat is making new records one after the other. Virat played an innings of 30 runs in 33 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL 2022 on Wednesday. Kohli, who came to the opening, hit three fours and a six during his innings. On the basis of this one six, King Kohli has now become the second Sixer King of India. Kohli has now become the second Indian player to hit the most number of sixes in the history of T20 cricket. Kohli has hit 325 sixes in 319 innings of 336 matches since 2007.

 

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