Indian skipper Virat Kohli has struggled with his form in the first two matches of the Indian Premier League 2020. With quiet scores of 14 and 1 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively, Kohli is yet to announce himself boldly in the tournament.
However, according to former English international Kevin Pietersen, it will be interesting to see how the 31-year-old makes a comeback.
“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.” Pietersen said while talking on Star Sports.
Kevin Pietersen went on to laud Virat Kohli for accepting his faults as a leader.
“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.”
Kevin Pietersen, who has donned the Royal Challengers Bangalore colors in the past, also reminded the world that Virat Kohli is the best when it comes to delivering with the bat.
“He is the best of the best when it comes to batting has the best showmanship of the sport. But there is 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.” he added.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Mumbai Indians in their next encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.