Virat Kohli, the interim captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore, is one of the most reliable players in the current IPL 2023 season. The famous batsman is now ranked second on the IPL Orange Cap list after smashing 333 runs in eight games with a strike rate of 142.31. RCB have won two of their previous three games and have only lost to Kolkata Knight Riders under his capable guidance.
Even against KKR, the opener set an excellent example by scoring 54 runs off of 37 deliveries. He established the tone for RCB’s inning, but as soon as he was removed, the team crumbled like a house of cards.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan noted that the 34-year-old is suffering against spin and that he isn’t thinking about boundaries much in his analysis of his overall performance thus far in the competition. He suggested that Virat deal with boundaries more because that is the best method to play in the game’s shortest format.
“I’ll let you know. Virat playing against spin would be interesting. Numerous teams would bowl spin at Virat because of his fluctuating strike rate. Most teams will bowl spin against Virat Kohli because, in my opinion, it’s about 107 against spin. He will knock it into the three that they will place on the boundary.
“I would adore it if he danced to the ground and wiped one out. He can hit sixes, and I just believe it proves how amazing he is. After the six, his strategy in 20-over cricket is to virtually stay there until the 18th over. He isn’t thinking about boundaries enough, in my opinion. He still needs to understand how crucial boundaries are in T20 cricket, according to Vaughan on Cricbuzz.
He ought to take a few more chances, in my opinion. Vaughan
In addition, the 48-year-old examined Virat Kohli’s performance against KKR and said that because the middle order batsmen aren’t contributing enough right now, Virat Kohli needs to take more chances to assist RCB cross the finish line.
He can say, “Alright, I need a six,” and he has the game, power, and timing to do it. You can’t simply rely on cameos from that middle order, so he needs to bring that to the RCB team, especially given the circumstances they were in yesterday. You must maintain the same mindset as those first six. He should take a few more chances, the former England captain continued.