Kohli’s poor form continues as he falls for third golden duck in IPL

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Virat Kohli showed glimpses of getting his form back after scoring a half-century and 30 in the ongo-ing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but on Sunday the former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) again bagged a first-ball duck against Sun-risers Hyderabad (SRH).

It was the second time that Kohli got out on the very first ball he faced from a SRH bowler. In the first match, South Africa pacer Marco Jansen got him out and it was the left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Su-chith who got the prized scalp on the first ball of the match.

The former India captain has now registered three golden ducks in this year’s IPL and it is so hard to see a champion player like Kohli struggle for runs like he has in this season .

Fans were struggling to come to terms with the blip in form of Kohli and called it one of the biggest downfalls of all time.

Kohli has had his worst season as a batter in the IPL this year. He has scored only 216 runs in 12 outings at an average of 19.63 and his strike-rate is also below 112.

Many greats of the game including former India head coach Ravi Shastri have suggested that Kohli should take a break from the game and come back rejuvenated as he still has many years left in him.

Shastri had said that Kohli looks overcooked and should take rest from the IPL. However, the former RCB skipper has carried on playing and it certainly hasn’t helped his cause.—AFP

 

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