Kohli can improve his batting in upcoming matches: Du Plessis

Mumbai। Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis felt that Virat Kohli is not in his form right now but he can do better in the coming matches. Kohli contributed just 20 runs in RCB’s 54-run defeat by Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium, with the former India captain hitting two fours and a […]
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Kohli can improve his batting in upcoming matches: Du Plessis


Mumbai Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis felt that Virat Kohli is not in his form right now but he can do better in the coming matches. Kohli contributed just 20 runs in RCB’s 54-run defeat by Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium, with the former India captain hitting two fours and a six in 14 balls at the crease. While the need of the hour was to play a long and responsible innings given that RCB were chasing a colossal target of 209. Kohli and skipper du Plessis lost early wickets, putting a lot of pressure on the batsmen and they could not stay at the crease for long.

It was a major setback for RCB, who are still in the race for the playoffs. The team is currently at the fourth position in the points table with 14 points.

Du Plessis said, “Punjab Kings scored well. Obviously, the way Jonny Bairstow opened the innings, it put our bowlers under pressure. I thought we will not allow the team to reach 200, but it should not happen.” had got.

He further said that when you are chasing such a target, you need to stay at the crease.

Speaking about Virat’s campaign this season, the South African player said, “When you play fast you have to focus on your wicket as well, but that doesn’t happen because the target is big. Pressure on the batsmen.” Due to which they show quick aggression and lose their wicket.

Du Plessis said, “Virat played good shots and obviously you would want him to kick. But I think he can do better in the coming matches.”

The RCB captain has admitted that it was not a great performance for his team against Punjab. The team quickly lost its wickets. Although Patidar and Maxwell handled the innings, they too could not last long, due to which the team had to face defeat.