"It hasn't happened to me ever" - Virat Kohli opened up on his three Golden Ducks in the IPL 2022
Virat Kohli needs no introduction in the world of cricket. His records and stats speak for themselves. But he is going through the worst phase of his career in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. For more than two years, he has been struggling with the bat in his hand. That is the reason that his century draught is getting longer and he is also struggling to show consistency.
Apart from one rusty half-century against Gujarat Titans, he has struggled this season. In fact, he has been out on the first ball three times this season and that has never happened to him in the IPL. Prior to this season, Kohli had three golden ducks, but he has already had three golden ducks this season in just 12 innings.
And finally, the former RCB skipper has opened up about his batting form and those three first-ball wickets. His three golden ducks came against Lucknow Super Giants and twice against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Against LSG, he got out to pacer Dushmantha Chameera, trying to sneak a single towards points and get caught. In the first match against SRH, he was caught at the slip, and on the second occasion, he just chipped in the ball to the mid-wicket and got out.
Notably, on every occasion, he walked away with a wiry smile on his face. And as he is not the captain of the side, there are very few instances where he interacts with the media and all. However, in a video uploaded by the franchise featuring Virat Kohli and Mr. Nags (Danish Sait), Kohli spoke of his three first-ball wickets. He said that this was the first time in his career that such things happened to him. That was the reason he smiled every time after getting the first ball out. Kohli added, "I felt like I have seen everything now. It's been so long that I've seen everything this game has to show."
Interview of the year! Catch Virat Kohli in a relaxed, honest and fun avatar, even as Mr. Nags tries to annoy him just like he’s done over the years. 😎🤙— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 11, 2022
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The former RCB skipper has scored 216 runs in 12 matches at a very low average of 19.63, which is his second worst season in his IPL career. Many ex-cricketers and cricket pundits have questioned his form and given him many suggestions. In fact, the former Indian head coach and one of his close people, Ravi Shastri, advised him to take a break from cricket to freshen up and then come back.
There is so much buzz around him about his form. He also spoke on that. He said no one could be in his shoes and couldn't imagine how he was feeling at the moment. When asked about how he cut down on that buzz around him, he replied, "You either mute the TV or don't listen to or pay attention to what people are saying. I do both these things."