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‘Virat Kohli’s power game has diminished a bit’ – Sanjay Manjrekar is not convinced in IPL – 2022

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Batting icon Virat Kohli’s performance in IPL 2022 was not impressive, said the commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. Kohli is yet to make his mark in 15th edition of IPL. Even though Kohli has given a valuable score for RCB, his ‘power game’ was missing.

Kohli failed to score century after 2109. In this current series Kohli scored 48 off 36 ball in RCB’s win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday, but couldn’t complete it into a half century. Overall Kohli has scored 107 runs from 5 matches averaging 26.75 and a strike of 132.10 in IPL 2022.

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Virat Kohli’s Power Batting:

“Virat Kohli did score some runs but when I see him, I focus on how far his sixes go – near the boundary, in the stands or the second tier. He’s still clearing the boundary ropes and this is what I have often said in the past year – Virat Kohli’s power game has diminished a bit. Five-six years ago he used to hit big sixes. I will focus on that and not him hitting 50 or 60 runs. Once his power game gets better then I’ll say Virat Kohli has arrived in T20 cricket”, said Manjrekar in ESPN cricinfo.

Manjrekar also pointed out that, if the former RCB skipper needs more time to settle into his groove, then he has lots of support from Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik in Middle order. Manjrekar call them as ‘dangerous’ combination

“This is also the perfect role for Dinesh Karthik, the finishing role. When you send him at No. 3 and expect him to play till the 20th over and anchor the innings, that’s not his role. Glenn Maxwell is back and he hit a reverse shot on his first ball for four and got the winning runs as well. He’ll always add that danger value. So they (RCB) have quite dangerous No. 5 and No. 6 batters. And I have always believed Dinesh Karthik is the most dangerous player for cameo innings in T20 cricket” and concluded.

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