Virat Kohli gave RCB a chance of victory with his century in the ‘Jeev Chava’ IPL league match against Gujarat Titans. However, youngster Subman Gill stepped up to the plate and Gujarat won. Hence, RCB who were to enter the play-offs were eliminated. But, while describing his century, Kohli said, ‘Many people said that my T20 cricket career was that much. But I think that is not the case.
RCB scored 197 runs in a must-win match. However, RCB failed to successfully block these runs. The reason is the poor bowling of that team. A batsman scoring a century is not important in IPL cricket. The top 5 batsmen of any team must bowl 20 balls and score 40 runs. Even if one or two of them fail, if at least 3 players score 40 runs in 20 balls, 120 runs will come in 10 overs. Even if the remaining bowlers are removed, if three of the top 5 batsmen score 40 in 20 balls, the remaining two score more than 15 or 20 runs in 10 balls apiece, and the team’s run will normally cross 160+ runs. But, the Bengaluru team failed to do that in yesterday’s match. Even though the wickets fell on one side, Kohli played steady.
It is good for the Indian team that he is coming into form. That too if the most important series like ICC Test Championship final, ODI World Cup are going to happen in the current year, Kohli’s form is very important and his IPL centuries are important for him and India.
“I really see this as a big deal. My T20 cricket career is going downhill, they said. But I never thought so. I think I am playing my best T20 cricket. I really enjoy dancing. I prefer to spot balls, score boundaries and eventually hit a couple of big shots if given the chance. “I feel like I’m in really good shape with the bat.”