Prior to the all-important IPL 2022 Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said he expects a match-winning century from Virat Kohli. The former RCB skipper has endured poor form in the first 13 games of this IPL season and even though he scored a half-century against the Gujarat Titans at the beginning of the month, Kohli looked kind of out of shape. See also – Sachin Tendulkar talks about son Arjun not selected for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022
However, that changed in RCB’s last league game of the season, as Kohli scored an impressive 73 against the Titans. At the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the RCB brought back the form of Nak Kohli, who was supposed to win the match or the Madi match, regarded by Akhtar as a calculating moment for the great Kohli. Undoubtedly the ‘greatest player of the modern day’.
“Virat Kohli is the greatest player of the modern age. There is no question. He is a great man; people troll him unnecessarily. His farm collapsed and trolling started. When you started playing cricket, you wanted to be a part of it. Serve the Indian team and Indian cricket tonight. “This is a big opportunity for us,” Akhtar told SportsKeeda.
“Don’t worry. You have to go and break him and show the world who Virat Kohli is. I’m with Virat Kohli. My heart wants Virat Kohli to score a century. .I want to see Virat happy. “
RCB has reached the IPL playoff for the third consecutive year. In fact, after Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, RCB has made more playoffs – this is the ninth occasion. Between 2017 and 2019, the franchise has finished twice with a wooden spoon, with RCB turning a corner over the past three years.
In 14 appearances this season, Kohli has scored 309 runs and so far, this may not be his best IPL year by any stretch of the imagination, with the star batter having a chance to improve his run numbers. LSG and RCB have only come face to face this season, which was won by Kohli by 18 runs but he was out for the Golden Duck.
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