Former Indian batter Sanjay Manjrekar has spoken out about Virat Kohli’s poor performances in the IPL 2022. Sanjay Manjrekar mentioned Kohli’s tendency to play shots on the front foot “anyhow” a couple of times as a reason for the right-hander’s demise. Despite the fact that Kohli was playing as a batter for RCB after relinquishing captaincy, he failed to deliver with the bat for the team throughout the season.
Virat Kohli is having a poor phase in his professional career. The right-hander has been suffering from a century draught for a long time now. In addition to that, the IPL 2022 was a disaster for Virat. The former skipper was able to score only 341 runs in 16 innings. He scored two fifties in two matches which are below the par looking at the standards which Kohli has set.
Sanjay Manjrekar advised Kohli to stop shooting from the front foot. The former batter also alluded to Kohli’s dismissal against the Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. He also pointed out flaws in Kohli’s technique and cautioned against ignoring them.
Kohli has been rested for the South Africa series and will return to the squad for the rescheduled fifth test match against England.
Virat’s desire to be on the front foot at any cost isn’t helping his cause. Mental toughness will get you far, but technical issues cannot be ignored entirely, emphasized Manjrekar. “Crunch game.. front foot to a short of length bouncing ball cost him his wicket again,” said Sanjay Manjrekar.
Coming to the Qualifier 2, Kohli got off to a good start against the Royals, hitting a huge six, but he couldn’t convert it into a big knock and was caught by Sanju Samson off Prasidh Krishna in the second over. After a poor start, RCB were unable to recover strongly. Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, have qualified for the finals for the first time since 2008 and will face Gujarat Titans on May 29.
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