New Delhi. Virat Kohli has not been able to perform anything special in IPL 2022. Leaving a few matches, he has been seen struggling in the remaining matches. Kohli, who scored the highest 973 runs in a season of IPL, has failed to make a mark in the current season. Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop has expressed concern about his form. He believes that Virat Kohli is not able to score consistently in the current season of IPL. It is a matter of concern that different types of bowlers are getting him out. In the match played against CSK on Wednesday, Virat got out after scoring 30 runs. He was made his victim by CSK bowler Moeen Ali.
Talking to ESPN Cricinfo, Ian Bishop said, during the first 10-15 runs, he is not able to score equal runs with the ball. He doesn’t even show the urge to do so. According to Bishop, Virat improved the strike rate by hitting a six in the last match but then his run-scoring pace slowed down. He further said that this is not happening with Virat only in this season. The same was happening with him in the last season as well. This is worrisome.
Kohli is unable to dominate the bowlers
During the conversation, Ian Bishop said, Virat Kohli is struggling against spinners. According to him, Roston Chase had dismissed Virat during the West Indies tour of India. Bishop further said, we have seen him getting out on the ball of off-spinners in the last few Test matches. I am worried about this. According to Bishop, I am also concerned about the fact that different types of bowlers are getting Virat Kohli out. He is unable to dominate the bowlers.
Virat Kohli in IPL 2022
Virat Kohli’s bat has been mostly calm in the Indian Premier League 2022. He has been able to score just 216 runs in all the innings of 11 matches so far this season. He has scored only one half-century in the 15th season. In the match played against Gujarat Titans, Virat played an innings of 58 runs. Virat did not look in touch even in the match against CSK on May 4. In that match, he scored 30 runs in 33 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 15:40 IST