Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha pointed retired that Virat Kohli's benignant of play makes him unsafe connected venues similar Chennai wherever boundary-hitting is harder than usual. Ojha's comments came successful the pb up to Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2nd IPL 2021 lucifer against Sunrisers Hyderabad astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Pragyan Ojha, speaking to Sports Today, said Virat Kohli's ability to not conscionable beryllium connected boundary-scoring shots and person ones into twos and twos into threes makes him well-positioned to accumulate runs connected sluggish wickets astatine Chpeauk.
Virat Kohli began his IPL 2021 run with a 29-ball 33 astatine the apical of the bid during their 2-wicket triumph implicit Mumbai Indians connected the opening nighttime of the caller season. Mumbai Indians had managed conscionable 159 connected the committee and RCB needed a precocious peculiar from AB de Villiers to get past the decorativeness line.
Notably, connected Tuesday, Mumbai Indians posted lone 152 astatine Chepauk aft being sen into bat and managed to seal a 10-run triumph against Kolkata Knight Riders. Batsmen from some teams struggled to get the large shots retired connected a regular basis.
Why Virat Kohli is unsafe successful Chennai? Ojha explains
"Virat Kohli is simply a precise astute batsman. He volition not look for those large sixes and boundaries, helium volition effort and get akin fig of runs but with those hard runs and not with large shots. So you request to support this caput adjacent you’re playing successful bigger venues," Pragyan Ojha said.
"When you are playing successful Chepauk, if you spot the dimension, the broadside boundaries are bigger. When you’re playing successful smaller grounds similar Mumbai and Bengaluru, adjacent the mistimed shots spell into the stands. But erstwhile you mistime it successful venues similar Chennai, there’s each accidental it volition autumn successful immoderate fielder’s hands. On bigger grounds, you request to look for those twos, singles. It’s a dilatory wicket, and it’s not casual to deed those 4 and sixes, and you request to find alternate ways to people runs," helium added.
"And successful this format and successful these conditions, Virat Kohli, with the crippled plan, helium has looking for those doubles and singles, converting those ones into twos and twos into threes. If SRH are readying against Virat Kohli, past they should look to chopped down connected those other runs."
Virat Kohli conceded that helium should person batted longer and finished the crippled against Mumbai Indians. The skipper got retired connected 33 successful the 13th implicit aft which AB de Villiers pulled retired a miraculous sound to instrumentality the squad past the decorativeness line.