Kohli scores in IPL 2022: The former captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore was out cheaply yet again in this season.
During the 39th match of the ongoing 15th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in Pune, former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli registered yet another single-digit score to extend his lean patch in competitive cricket.
Opening the batting with captain Faf du Plessis for the first time in this season, Kohli played all of the first 10 deliveries of the innings before getting out on the last one.
It all happened as Kohli struggled against a Prasidh Krishna short ball. An accurate delivery, Kohli failed to nail the pull to only edge the ball to his helmet before it lobbed off towards Riyan Parag at point. Surprised by another strange dismissal in IPL 2022, a dejected Kohli walked back to the pavilion after scoring 9 (10).
While Kohli did hit a couple of fours, neither of them came off the middle of the bat. Readers must note that Kohli’s brief stay at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium tonight was a nervy one.
Hurried him. Skidded him. 🔥👊 pic.twitter.com/ZxeG7h4f0c
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 26, 2022
Although chasing a below par 145-run target, Bangalore would’ve hoped for a better start than being reduced to 9/1 in the second over. In addition to elongating Kohli’s rut, another failure at the top of the order also increased RCB’s struggles around opening combination this season.
Kohli scores in IPL 2022 (updated list)
Match 1 – 41* (29) vs Punjab Kings
Match 2 – 12 (7) vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 3 – 5 (6) vs Rajasthan Royals
Match 4 – 48 (36) vs Mumbai Indians
Match 5 – 1 (3) vs Chennai Super Kings
Match 6 – 12 (14) vs Delhi Capitals
Match 7 – 0 (1) vs Lucknow Super Giants
Match 8 – 0 (1) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 9 – 9 (10) vs Rajasthan Royals
Match 10 – 58 (53) vs Gujarat Titans
Match 11 – 0 (1) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 12 – 20 (14) vs Punjab Kings
This IPL Virat Kohli runs and Virat Kohli last 10 innings score
It is worth mentioning that Kohli has now scored 236 runs in 13 innings at an average of 19.66 and a strike rate of 113.46 in IPL 2022. As far as his last 10 T20 innings are concerned, his 178 runs have come at an average of 17.8 and a strike rate of 107.22.