Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri (Image Credits: Twitter)

Virat Kohli scored 30 off 33 balls before he was bowled through the gate by Moeen Ali against CSK. Kohli looked in good form till he reached that score but then looked very ordinary during his dismissal against Chennai. However, RCB came back to winning ways after losing three games on the bounce.

Virat Kohli has scored just one fifty-plus score in the IPL that came against Gujarat Titans. Barring that knock, Kohli has struggled to get his runs in full flow. Kohli shaking his head in disbelief after getting out to Moeen Ali did highlight the fact that he is low on confidence.

Virat Kohli. Photo- IPL
Virat Kohli. Photo- IPL

However, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri is not too bothered about Virat Kohli’s poor form it seems. Shastri also did not seem too fussed about Kohli’s strike rate.

“I don’t go big on that (strike rate). I will go and see the surface. If the surface is flat, then go. Then your strike rate has to be really good. But on a track like this, you might have to do the job for your team as well. ‘

“Hold the innings together, and play the sheet anchor’s role. The strike rate will always be good at the end of the innings,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports.

Shastri further spoke about the conditions in which Kohli scored those runs for RCB. He said that with the pitch gripping and turning, Kohli did well to score the tough runs.

“He wants to get the ball into the gaps, the time it and get the runs early on. They both were set but when the spinners came on, it was gripping, it was even more difficult to rotate strike.

“It was the kind of wickets where you have to go through the period. It was tough when the ball was gripping. he got out at the stage, a beautiful delivery from Moeen Ali, a classical off-spinner’s delivery beating the inside of the ball,” said Shastri.

He concluded by saying that a similar mode of dismissal will upset the former RCB skipper. Moeen Ali has dismissed Kohli across formats in international cricket and also in the IPL.

Not The First Time Virat Kohli IS Out To Moeen Ali: Ravi Shastri

RCB vs MI: Watch - Virat Kohli Leaves The Field Frustrated After Given Out In A Controversial Decision
RCB vs MI: Watch – Virat Kohli Leaves The Field Frustrated After Given Out In A Controversial Decision

“He would have been disappointed. He got off to a start. He did the hard work. Yes, the ball was turning, he is too good a player to give it away in that fashion. It’s not the first time he’s been out in that fashion to Moeen Ali,” concluded Shastri.

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Anshuman Roy

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