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Virat Kohli finds new ways to cope: Shoaib Akhtar on RCB star’s struggles in IPL 2022

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Virat Kohli has had a forgetful 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign underway as he continues to struggle with the willow. The former RCB captain has been far from his best with the bat and has only managed half a century so far this season. Expectations were high of Kohli before the start of the season, however, he failed to deliver despite being promoted to fly-half in the batting lineup.

Without the burden of captaincy on his shoulders, Kohli would have hoped to rack up runs for RCB this season. However, he has a low scoring streak in recent RCB games and has failed to get his team off to the top. He has scored just 216 points in 11 appearances so far this season averaging 21.60 and a low strike rate of just over 111.

Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar recently gave his thoughts on Kohli’s skinny patch this season and said the RCB stalwart looks under pressure and is finding new ways to come out in IPL 2022. However, Akhtar has backed Kohli to bounce back and urged him to just watch enjoying his game.

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“Kohli is a great player. He has nothing to prove. But he finds new ways to cope because he’s under pressure. He’s trying too hard. He just needs to go out there and enjoy of the match. Legends like Virat Kohli know how to make a comeback. But the world brings him to his knees,” Akhtar said as quoted by Sportskeeda.

On Sunday (May 08), Kohli’s disastrous run with the willow continued as RCB locked horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The batting maestro, who is the all-time best run-getter in IPL history, was returned on a Golden Duck on the very first pitch of the game.

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Kohli was caught by SRH skipper Kane Williamson bowling Jagadeesha Suchith failing to open his account once again this season. However, RCB staged a brilliant recovery after Kohli’s cheap dismissal as skipper Faf du Plessis (73) combined with Rajat Patidar (48), Glenn Maxwell (33) and Dinesh Karthik (30) to help the team make 192 runs on the board in 20 overs.