Former Indian captain Virat Kohli gave a surprise to his fans by knocking an impressive 73 runs off 54 balls in RCB’s last league match against Gujarat Titans.
Virat Kohli’s Future Plan
Notably, RCB’s match against Gujarat Titans is a must-win match for RCB to stay alive in the IPL 2022 playoff race. Winning the toss Gujarat Titans choose to bat and scored 168 runs for 5 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.
Gujarat Titans lose their top order batsmen for 62 runs while Hardik Pandya made the expected captain knock and scored 62 runs which leads GT to achieve this descent target.
RCB openers Faf and Kohli made an impressive opening partnership and scored 115 runs for their first wicket loss. The impressive opening partnership along with Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 40 runs leads RCB to win the match by 8 wickets.
Virat Kohli who struggled a lot throughout the IPL 2022 season won the man of the match award for his match-turning point knock. In the post-match presentation, Kohli revealed his future plans with Team India.
“I know how motivated I will be when the scores start coming. I want to win India the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup; that’s the motivation.
I have to move forward maintaining a balance, get some rest, some rejuvenation, once I’m in the mindset then there’s no looking back and… it’s great fun. My main aim is to help India win the Asia Cup and the World Cup and for that, I am ready to do anything for the team,” Kohli said.
The Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in the months of August and September while the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will be played in the month of November in Australia. India failed to qualify for the playoff in the 2021 T20 WC.
Virat was the captain of that side and must have felt the pain of losing India’s first match in WC as a captain against arch-rivals Pakistan. Virat’s aim is to bring back the glory by winning these prestigious trophies.
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After the GT game, Virat also revealed how he got back to form during the post-match presentation. Virat says, ” I have worked really hard. I batted 90 minutes in the nets yesterday. I came in very free and relaxed. It is in that spur of the moment why is it happening to me.
It goes back to 2018 in England when I was dropped on 21 and the juggernaut could have started again like it did on the 2014 tour. I won’t be standing here being ungrateful for all that I have achieved.
With the very first shot of Shami, I felt I could hit length balls over the fielder’s head. I knew that tonight was the night when I could kick on. It has been wonderful that I have got so much support in this edition. I am forever grateful to all the love that I have never seen before.” Notably, Virat Kohli as captain has never won any ICC trophies for team India.