Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has come to the defence of Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, saying the Indian captain is the best of the best when it comes to batting, and will be interesting to see how he makes a comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Virat Kohli has been struggling to find form of late as has managed only 15 runs in 2 matches, getting out to left-arm seam both times. Kohli will face a tough test again today when he will be up against the Mumbai Indians’ pace attack consisting of Trent Boult, James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah.
Kohli is man enough to accept responsibility: Pietersen
“I think that I am going to stick with where I was at the start of the tournament. Talking about a guy like Virat Kohli, you are talking about his showmanship and where he likes to play the game. And, his ability to accept the energy of the ground,” Kevin Pietersen said on Star Sports.
“He hasn’t started very well at all. And he accepts that, and he even said at the press conference, accepting the responsibility of some of the stuff that he has been doing. So, he is man enough to accept his responsibility and I am still very interested to see how a guy like him makes a comeback,” Pietersen said.
“He is the best of the best when it comes to batting has the best showmanship of the sport. But there are no spectators and a showman needs spectators. So, at the moment, he is not very good, and he accepts that. But it will be very interesting to see if that graph does move and he gets used to playing. It will be the most interesting feature of this IPL to see Kohli with no crowds.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won one out of two games. They play their third game today against Mumbai Indians (MI) at Dubai today.