IPL 2014: Virat Kohli determined to bounce back
RCB captain Virat Kohli is determined to bounce back after a poor run of form. He has managed to score just 154 runs in 10 matches this IPL. This is not normal for a player of the calibre of Kohli, who has been one of the most consistent performers in recent times.
Kohli said: “I have got out in every possible way in this IPL…the only thing left is hit-wicket. All this is a phase of cricket and part of the game. I have got to be mature enough to understand that. People are going to pull me down where they put me up during the World Cup. It’s fine…I mean it’s frustrating when the team doesn’t get the right results. I am not so worried about my performance. If the team keeps winning, I am happy.”
He added that his poor form is not due to captaincy, saying: “I was captain last year I scored 680 runs. That’s not the pressure I am taking. I was playing pretty well after the World Cup and I am still hitting the ball well.
“I always wanted to lead from the front and when things don’t go your way, you try a bit too hard. I is better to accept things the way they are going rather than get frustrated. This harms you even more and I have realized that. I am learning to take this in my stride. As long as team wins, I am not worried about how much I am scoring.”
RCB fans would also be hoping that Kohli manages to get back into form quickly.