Virat Kohli to miss IPL 2024 matches? Huge update out on RCB batter's comeback

Updated - 14 Mar 2024, 12:43 PM

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India batter Virat Kohli is all set to join the pre-season camp of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. As per the reports in India today, it is learned that the batter will join the team before 17th March.

Virat Kohli will be joining the RCB camp ahead of the team’s annual ‘Unbox’ promotional event on March 19 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. He is joining the team before they travel to Chennai for the opening game against CSK on 22nd March.

The IPL 2024 will also mark the return of Virat Kohli to competitive cricket after two and a half months. He last was seen in action during the T20I series against Afghanistan. He played in the three-match series, which was also his comeback series in the T20Is after the T20 World Cup 2022.

Virat Kohli then was named in the Indin squad for the Test series against England but at the last minute, he pulled out. The batter made himself unavailable due the family reasons, and it was later revealed that his wife gave birth to their second child in London.

The upcoming IPL 2024 will be extremely important for Virat Kohli because there have been lots of talks about his future in the T20Is. Some reports suggested that the batter won’t be selected for the T20 World Cup 2024 because the selectors aren’t keen.

The reports claimed that the selectors feel that slow tracks in West Indies won’t suit his game and therefore they want him to make way for the youngsters. Therefore the upcoming IPL 2024 becomes extremely important for him in terms of selection for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Virat Kohli would be keen to make a bigger impact in the tournament. He is the leading run-getter in the IPL and has been an absolute beast for the team. He would be hoping to take his team to the title win for the first time ever in the league.

He needs to have a season like 2016 – Harbhajan Singh on Virat Kohli

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes that Virat Kohli needs to be prepared to bat for 20 overs in the IPL 2024. He feels that if that happens then RCB can put together a match-winning performance.

Harbhajan Singh added that Virat Kohli needs to replicate his 2016 season, where he scored 973 runs. The former off-spinner claimed that if that happens RCB will have a good chance to win. Speaking to Star Sport, he explained:

“If he’s actually prepared to bat about 20 overs, then he can put together a match-winning performance because two hundreds at the accessible Chinnaswamy do not necessarily guarantee the same at Chepauk.

“It’s important for him to have a season like 2016, because if Virat goes on to score runs, the team will go forward. I don’t know if they will go on to win the cup or not.”

The first match of the IPL 2024 will be played between RCB and CSK on 22nd March at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.


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