Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is experiencing his worst IPL season with the bat. This season, the 33-year-old has struggled to maintain a healthy strike rate and has three golden ducks to his name.
Such failures are difficult to take even for a champion player like Kohli. He recently opened up about the emotions he felt after getting out for a golden duck. The most noteworthy of these was against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) when RCB were bowled out for just 68 runs.
Virat Kohli opens up on his first-ball ducks
Virat Kohli has had a dismal IPL 2022 season so far. With the exception of a half-century against Gujarat Titans, the former RCB skipper has struggled to score runs this season. The fact that Kohli has been dismissed for three first-ball ducks this IPL season has sounded the alarm.
This year, Kohli has three golden ducks, two against Sunrisers Hyderabad and one against Lucknow Super Giants. Kohli came away from each of those situations with a smile on his face. We don’t see Kohli speak much these days because he isn’t captain, but for the first time in IPL 2022, the former RCB skipper has spoken up about his three first-ball ducks this season.
“First ball ducks… oh god. It hasn’t happened to me ever in my career. That’s why I smiled because I felt like I have seen everything now. It’s been so long that I’ve seen everything this game has to show,” Kohli said.
In terms of his form, Kohli has gotten numerous pieces of advice from experts and previous greats, including former India coach and one of his closest confidants, Ravi Shastri, who has recommended the former captain take a break. Besides, there has been a lot of talk regarding Kohli’s form, and the great RCB batsman had a warning for those who doubted it.
“They can’t be in my shoes, they can’t feel what I feel. They can’t live my life, can’t live those moments so you said how do you cut out the noise? You either mute the TV or don’t listen to or pay attention to what people are saying. I do both these things,” Kohli added.