Mumbai: Virat Kohli, in a video shared by RCB, said he felt helpless after he recorded his second golden duck in IPL 2022.
The 33-year-old has failed to maintain a healthy strike rate and has three golden ducks to his name this season.
It is difficult for a champion player like Kohli to accept such failures. He recently spoke about his feelings after being dismissed for a golden duck. The most notable among them came against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), where RCB were bundled out for 68 runs.
Speaking on the show ‘RCB Insider’, Virat Kohli revealed why he smiled when he was dismissed multiple times off his very first ball. He was only in disbelief because no matter how hard he tried, he could not get rid of this terrible form.
Kohli said: “After the second duck, I realized what it feels like to be helpless. It has never happened to me in my career. That’s why I was smiling because it has been so long and I have seen everything this game has to show.”
“They can’t live my life” – Virat Kohli on critics
Kohli firmly believes that no one else can understand the pressure he goes through as a cricketer. That mindset has helped him overlook whatever has been said about him. He opined:
“(On commentators and people questioning) They can’t be in my shoes. They can’t feel what I feel. They can’t live my life. They can’t live that moment. So you say how do you cut out the noise? You either mute the TV or don’t pay attention to what people are saying. I do both of these things.”
Despite Kohli’s poor form, RCB finds itself in a good position to qualify for the playoffs. They will be hoping that their former captain will rediscover his form and make some significant contributions towards the business end of the tournament.