Virat Kohli’s bat remained calm even in the 31st match of IPL 2022 against Lucknow Super Giants. Dushmanta Chamira Chamira trapped Kohli in the off-side in the very first ball. This was Kohli’s first golden duck in the IPL since 2017, while it was his 100th innings of a century drought. Yes, after scoring a century in the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh in 2019, Virat Kohli has played a total of 100 innings in IPL, Test, ODI and T20 together, but his century drought is not taking its name.
Kohli has played 17 Tests, 21 ODIs, 25 T20s and 37 IPL matches since his last century. Many times he crossed the 50 mark during this period, but he could not convert it into a century. Virat Kohli’s luck is going so bad that he was run out twice in IPL.
Talking about the competition, RCB, batting first, set a target of 182 runs to win against Lucknow on the basis of captain Faf du Plessis’s innings of 96 runs. Chamira and Holder took 2-2 wickets for Lucknow. RCB didn’t have a good start. In the powerplay, the team lost three wickets in the form of Anuj Rawat (4), Virat Kohli (0) and Glenn Maxwell (23). Virat Kohli got out on a golden duck.
After this Prabhudesai supported captain du Plessis for some time but he too returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. After losing the fourth wicket at 62, it seemed that RCB would not even reach 150, but till Shahbaz (26) put up a 70-run partnership for the fifth wicket with du Plessis, the team got the team out of trouble. Du Plessis was dismissed after playing an innings of 96 runs in the last over with the help of 11 fours and two sixes. His innings is not less than a century. In the end, Karthik scored 13 runs in 8 balls.