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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/ipl-2022-jarrod-kimber-virat-kohli-batting-currently-looks-like-a-human-question-mark-1312494

 

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The nickname for Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore used to be the busiest man in the world. It was like dealing with a world leader, they would joke. You would only have a moment with the great man, so no matter what you were trying to pass over, you had to be clear, concise, and quick. Despite being captain, it was said in the 2018 season he never spoke a word to one of his team analysts. Every minute was accounted for. But he also made 530 runs at an average of 48 and while striking at 139.

Ravi Shastri and Kevin Pietersen have talked about how Kohli needs a break. And we have seen many players step away from the game in the Covid era. Over the last five years, it feels like as Kohli has become more of an industry, his form has slipped with it. The superhuman physical skills should be on the wane, and so his mind would need to be at its sharpest. If it's that simple - and these things rarely are - then a break makes the most sense.

T20 batting is about failure. But the speed of the game makes any nasty knocks feel quicker and crueller. This is not a "time in the middle" sport. And how can you get form when you keep making golden ducks or getting run out?

As Kohli is halfway through his hook shot off Prasidh, he is looking to fine leg, probably wondering if that's where his next run is coming from. Little does he know that the ball is looping to Riyan Parag behind his back at backward point. A better metaphor for his current form you will not find.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Vijy said:

He can't afford to take a break... what if some youngster comes in and does better? it is his best interest to hang on for dear life for as long as possible, to milk the situation to the max

Continuing to play on in this kind of form is akin to digging to try to get out of a hole. He can at least do it with RCB who can make up an 'injury' to explain away his absence for a few games. He has that much credit in the bank with them at least. 

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5 hours ago, rollingstoned said:

Continuing to play on in this kind of form is akin to digging to try to get out of a hole. He can at least do it with RCB who can make up an 'injury' to explain away his absence for a few games. He has that much credit in the bank with them at least. 

if he goes out of team, his visibility, endorsements, etc. will all drop. this is why he will stay there one way or another

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