Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president who was embroiled in controversy last year, expressed his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s bat problem in the IPL 2022.
What is Virat Kohli’s problem? – That is the most pressing question in Indian cricket at the moment. The former India captain, who was once uber-confident, is struggling to score runs, and if Kohli’s century drought was the primary cause for concern until last year, the current IPL has shown a much wider danger. Kohli’s struggles in his last five innings have been well-documented, with scores of 1, 12, 0, 0 and 9. If two consecutive golden ducks raised alarm bells, his scratchy 9 off 10 balls demonstrated that Kohli is no longer the world-beater who would dominate the opposition bowling attack and score runs at will. Kohli faced ten balls but appeared to be out three times in Trent Boult’s opening over.
From Yuvraj to Gavaskar to Shastri, virtually every member of the cricket fraternity has expressed an opinion on Kohli and what he needs to do to regain his free-flowing form. And now, one individual who has some previous history with Kohli has weighed in on Indian cricket’s hottest topic. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who was entangled in a feud with Kohli last December over the former India skipper’s decision to resign as captain, has offered his assessment on Kohli’s run drought. Not just Virat, Ganguly also highlighted Rohit Sharma’s series of poor performances in the IPL 2022.
“They are both excellent players, and I am confident they will regain their form. I’m hoping they quickly begin scoring runs. I’m not sure what’s going on in Virat Kohli’s thoughts, but I’m confident he’ll reclaim his form and score some big runs. He is an outstanding player “According to Ganguly, News18.
It was announced last week that there will be no bio-bubble for India’s five-match T20I series against South Africa beginning in early June. In a same vein, Ganguly stated that if Covid-19 continues to fall in India, the IPL may not require a bio-bubble. This year, Covid struck the Delhi Capitals team, infecting as many as seven individuals, including athletes Mitchell Marsh and Tim Siefert. With being said, Ganguly assured that the BCCI will always be prepared to deal with a Covid issue if and when it occurs.
“If the number of Covid cases in the country does not increase, bio-bubbles may not be necessary in the IPL. However, we will have to wait and see how long they are able to play in one location. Covid is here to stay — it will be around for another ten years, at the very least – and we must learn to live with it. [As for how the BCCI will handle the matter if it arises], we’ll see what we can do “he said.