Mumbai: With Virat Kohli not in good form in the ongoing IPL, concerned plaudits have been giving him advise and tips left, right and centre. Ex-English cricket captain Michael Vaughan is the latest with some advise for the ex-RCB captain. Vaughan said that he hopes Faf Du Plessis goes up to Kohli and tells him to remember the times when he was not the great batter, to the times he was not married.Also Read - IPL 2022, RCB vs GT, Live Cricket Score: Kohli-Faf Off To Good Start In 169 Chase
Vaughan said to Cricbuzz: “I hope Faf du Plessis has spoken to him and told him – ‘Go back 10 years, when you didn’t have this profile. You’re not married and don’t have a kid. You’re going out there to whack the ball and have some fun. Forget your age, forget what you have done’.” Also Read - IPL 2022: Livid Matthew Wade Reacts After Controversial Dismissal As Virat Kohli Consoles Him | Picture Goes Viral
Vaughan also reckoned a good start could turn things around for Kohli. “If he gets to 35, I reckon he can go big. It’s just those initial 0-10 that he’s been struggling with. If he can get away and show a little bit of that youthfulness, he’s going to be dangerous,” Vaughan added. Also Read - RR vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction, TATA IPL 2022 Match 67 Fantasy Hints: Captain, Vice Captain Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Playing 11s For Today’s T20 Match Brabourne Stadium at 7:30 PM IST May 20, Friday
Kohli has scored 216 runs from 12 IPL matches at an average of 19.64 and a strike rate of 111.34. It comprises of merely one fifty, a knock which came in a losing cause against Gujarat Titans.
Bangalore take on Punjab today and a win would get them closer to the playoffs. Punjab are also in the race, but Bangalore would start favourites as they are coming on the back of successive wins.