Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, has scored 424 runs in 12 games at an average of 53 — and a strike rate of 122.54 in the season with three fifties to his name — and is currently at 4th in the list of highest run-getters in the Indian Premier League 2020.
Virat Kohli has scored 424 runs at a staggering average of 53 after managing only 18 in the first three matches. But such is the impact of Virat Kohli, the player that many including pacer Ajit Agarkar believe that the India captain is yet to showcase his best in the IPL 2020.
Virat Kohli’s Best Yet To Come As Expectations Are High From Him- Ajit Agarkar
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar believes that RCB must be happy that they are still at 14 points despite Virat Kohli not showcasing his best in the tournament so far. The former seamer also said that if he performs his best against SunRisers Hyderabad who they meet next on 31st October, RCB will definitely win the match.
“Expectations are always high from Virat Kohli. He must be disappointed from his performance against Mumbai Indians,” Ajit Agarkar said in an interaction on ESPNCricinfo.
“It was a big game, and he had gone to bat at a good position, but he was unable to find his rhythm. We have not see the best of Virat Kohli in this tournament yet. And this is a good thing for RCB that he has scored runs, but his best is yet to come, and still they are at 14 points,” Agarkar added.
Virat Kohli is the second-highest century scorer in IPL after Chris Gayle who failed to add to his 6 centuries by getting dismissed on 99 in KXIP and RR game. He has 5 centuries, 4 of which came in 2016 as he amassed 973 runs in that year.
He has scored in excess of 300 runs each season except the first two seasons in 2008 and 2009. He is also skipper of the Indian team will look to win IPL for the first time for RCB who are yet to win IPL even once.
Virat Kohli Is A Match Winner- Ajit Agarkar
Virat Kohli who averages more than 50 across all formats averages 38.64 and amassed 5836 runs in 189 IPL matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore faces SunRisers Hyderabad on 31st October and Delhi Capitals on 2nd November where the skipper would want to lead from the front and help RCB qualify and lift their maiden title.
“Virat Kohli is a match-winner, if he can score runs, he can set up the game, and we all know how dangerous he can be while chasing. If Kohli performs his best against Sunrisers, then RCB will win this game for sure,” Agarkar further said.
RCB are currently placed in the third position in the IPL 2020 Points Table with 14 points in 12 games, and a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad might seal the deal for the team.