Sanjay Manjrekar Advice Virat
RCB lock their horns against Rajasthan Royals to play the IPL 2022 qualifier 2 in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Winning the toss RR choose to field. RCB’s opening batsman Virat Kohli who scored 73 runs in RCB’s last league match failed to sustain his form in the followed matches.
In the Eliminator match against LSG, Virat scored 25 runs and Faf returns for a golden duck. While RCB’s openers failed to set the expected start, Rajat Patidar single-handedly led RCB to score 207 runs with his unbeaten 112 runs.
RCB set a target of 207 runs which Lucknow failed to chase down in the allotted 20 overs. In the qualifier 2 match while everyone expected Virat to exhibit an impressive inning, he failed to showcase his skill and return to the pavilion after scoring just 7 runs.
Virat Kohli had an awful outing this IPL season scoring just 341 runs from 16 matches at an average of 22.73 with a strike rate of 115.99. Notably, this is Virat’s lowest return in the last five seasons.
“Virat wanting to be on the front foot no matter what is not helping his cause. Mental toughness takes you far, sure, but technical issues cannot be ignored completely. Crunch game.. front foot to a short of length bouncing ball cost him his wicket again,” he tweeted.
Virat wanting to be on the front foot no matter what is not helping his cause. Mental toughness takes you far sure, but technical issues cannot be ignored completely. Crunch game.. front foot to a short of length bouncing ball cost him his wicket again.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 27, 2022
Virat Kohli too Admits
Sanjay Manjrekar is not the first person to advice him to take a break from a tight-packed schedule. Indian former head coach Ravi Shastri and Kevin Pietersen also suggested Virat to take a break from cricket.
Kohli, very recently himself admitted that taking a break from the game would not be a bad idea for him.
“It is definitely a thing that one needs to consider because you don’t want to do something which you are not a part of 100% and I have always believed in that in my life.
So to take a break and when to take a break is obviously something that I need to take a call on, but it is only a healthy decision for anyone to take some time off and just rejuvenate yourself mentally and physically,” he told Star Sports.
Understanding this, BCCI decides to give a break to Virat Kohli by excluding him from the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. Virat will join the squad after a month gap on July 1 for the Test match against England.