IPL 2022: It’s different Virat Kohli, the one who made more mistakes in one season than in his entire career, says Virender Sehwag | Cricket News



NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli has made ‘more mistakes in one IPL season’ than he has in his entire 14-year international career, believes Virender Sehwag, who sees ‘a different version’ of the former Indian captain than that to which one is normally accustomed.
Kohli, who hasn’t scored an international hundred in more than two-and-a-half years, is suffering his worst slump, having scored 341 points in 16 IPL games at a below-par average of 22.73 and two-halfs. In fact, he opened the innings in most games.
“It’s not the Virat Kohli we know. It’s a different Virat Kohli who is playing this season. Otherwise, the number of mistakes he has made this season, he hasn’t done it with all his career,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
Sehwag, one of India’s biggest match-winners in his prime, however sympathized with Kohli as he feels India’s No.1 hitter got away with it in every possible way in his desperate bid to try different tactics.
“It can happen when you don’t score points. You try to look for different options to get out of a bad patch and it leads to you getting fired in different ways. This season Kohli has been in every possible way you can. think.”, added the man to the more than 17,000 international races in all formats.
In the second qualifier, Kohli continued a quick and growing delivery of pacemaker Prasidh Krishna, who was wide outside the stump, giving Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson a simple catch behind the stumps.
“When you’re out of shape, you tend to try to cross every delivery. A hitter thinks if I can cross the ball, I’ll gain confidence.
“However, Virat left a lot of deliveries in this first one (since Trent Boult), but that’s what happens when you’re out of shape. You tend to chase deliveries outside the stump .You start tracking every single one of them. So when you’re lucky, even in bad shape, you won’t win, but here that didn’t happen,” the former opener explained.
What caught Sehwag’s attention was his indecisive nudge during the delivery.
“The delivery he came out on – it had pace and bounce. So he could have either let it go or just gone hard. Who knows, it might have flown over the keeper’s head, but what he did is give a simple catch. It was like he was training to catch like we do for outfielders during the net session, ”he analyzed.
Sehwag didn’t mince words when he said Kohli disappointed his millions of fans as the stars are expected to own the big stage.
“He has certainly disappointed everyone. We all expect in a great game the great player to perform, he has disappointed not only himself but also his legion of fans and the RCB fans,” added Sehwag.
In fact, former keeper Parthiv Patel made a valid point that Kohli doesn’t have the cut shot in his repertoire, which sometimes comes in handy during lean times.
“On a bouncy track, you have to play the cut shot. But Virat never plays the cut shot, it’s not his technique. he went over the defender’s head for four runs,” Parthiv said.


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