Virat Kohli has hit back at critics who have suggested his T20 form is on the decline, saying he is playing his “best T20 cricket again”. The former India captain scored back-to-back centuries in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023, helping Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) reach the playoffs.
Kohli, who will step down as RCB captain at the end of the season, said he is enjoying his batting more than ever and is confident he can continue to perform at a high level in T20 cricket.
Many people believe that my T20 cricket is deteriorating, but I don’t feel that way at all, said Kohli. I believe that I am once again playing my greatest T20 cricket.Playing T20 cricket the way I do is purely for pleasure. If the scenario permits it, I try to strike gaps, plenty of borders, and ultimately the large ones.
Strike rates and other such issues, as I have already mentioned. It’s important to read the situation and step up when necessary. I take great satisfaction in being able to do this and have been doing it for a long. I feel extremely happy about how I’m playing right now and how I’m hitting in the middle.
Kohli’s comments come after he was criticized for his slow start to the IPL season. He scored just 128 runs in his first six innings, but he responded with two centuries in his last three matches.
Kohli’s form in the IPL is a good sign for India ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. He is still the world’s best batsman in the format and he will be looking to lead India to their first T20 World Cup title.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have set a new record for most runs by an opening pair in T20 cricket. In the IPL 2023, the RCB combo scored 939 runs in 14 innings, matching Kohli and AB de Villiers’ record of the most runs scored by a pair in a T20 competition from the previous year.
Kohli scored 639 runs at an average of 53.25, while du Plessis scored 300 runs at an average of 214.28. The opening partnership was a key factor in RCB’s success in the IPL 2023. The team finished third in the table and reached the playoffs, where they were knocked out by Gujarat Titans.
Kohli and du Plessis are two of the best batsmen in the world in T20 cricket. Their partnership is a major asset for RCB and India, and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the future.
Kohli is known for his aggressive batting approach, but he has said that he is trying to be more adaptable in T20 cricket. Although I have always been an aggressive player, Kohli added that he is working on becoming more versatile in T20 cricket. I’m attempting to comprehend the issue and act appropriately. I’m no longer attempting to push things.
Kohli’s approach has paid off in recent months. He has scored two centuries in the IPL 2023 and he has also been in good form in international cricket. Kohli is confident that he can continue to perform at a high level in T20 cricket. He is one of the best batsmen in the world in the format and he will be looking to lead India to their first T20 World Cup title later this year.
He has scored over 12,000 runs in international cricket and he has also won numerous awards, including the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. Kohli is a role model for young cricketers all over the world. He is an inspiration to many people and he is a true champion.
Kohli’s legacy will be remembered for many years to come. He is a legend of the game and he will be remembered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.