"He has made more mistakes this season than in his entire career" - Virender Sehwag slams Virat Kohli after RCB lost the Qualifier 2
The Qulifier 2 saw a complete dominance of Rajasthan Royals over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Narendra Modi Stadium. In the end, with a fantastic century from Jos Buttler, RR have reached the final of the TATA IPL 2022, where they will lock horns with Gujarat Titans at the same venue.
After reaching so close to the trophy, RCB has choked once again. It was largely due to their big stars failing at the wrong time. The former RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, didn't deliver as per expectations and got out in the second over of the innings.
However, he started pretty well with a six off Trent Boult and looked in great touch. But in the very next over, he got out off Prasidh Krishna, chasing a short and wide ball, which was caught by Sanju Samson behind the wicket.
Former Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Parthiv Patel spoke of the way Virat got out and analysed his overall performance this season. During a cricket show called "Mid-innings" on Cricbuzz, both ex-cricketers discussed RCB's performance.
Sehwag pointed out that when you are out of form, you tend to chase the ball to try to middle it to get confidence. He said that Virat left a few balls at the start but then chased a wide one and this time luck was not with him and he caught the edge.
The former opener added, "This is not the Virat Kohli we know; this is perhaps some other Virat Kohli this season. The number of mistakes he has made this season, he probably has not made as many in his entire career."
Sehwag further stated that when someone is not in form, he tries different things and gets out in different ways. That is the reason that Virat has got out in all possible ways this season. However, the former opener also highlighted that the former RCB skipper had disappointed RCB fans in such a big match.
The former wicket-keeper batsman said that Virat is a bit overanxious due to his lack of form and the issue is that he never plays a cut shot. The former RCB skipper scored 341 runs this season in 16 matches at a below-par average of 22.73.