If any team has had the worst IPL outing this season, it is no doubt the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team hasn’t won any of the six matches they have played and has had a horrible time at the Indian Premier League this season. The Virat Kohli led-team had fallen back like a stash of cards and is currently the cellar dwellers of the T20 tournament. The Challengers need a miracle to win the next eight matches in order to qualify for the playoffs in this season of IPL 2019.
Talking about the skipper playing skills in this season of IPL, the Indian skipper hasn’t had an overwhelming session at the stadiums and has so far notched only 203 runs at an average of 33.83. His top score came against the Kolkata Knight Riders at a striking 84 runs in which Bangalore lost the match in a very close manner. However, even after having a shambolic run in the IPL, the former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that that won’t affect Kohli sear in the national jersey ahead of the World Cup.
Yes, his franchise will want him to play all the games says Gavaskar
He even said that the property of a good player is someone who can focus on the next delivery and that is possessed by Virat. He further said that his play in the IPL is not going to affect Virat and he is has a different energy set while playing for the Indian national team.
“The hallmark of a great player is someone who can focus on the next delivery and Virat is one of them. I don’t think the RCB performance will affect him. When you are playing for India, it is altogether different excitement and energy. So I think the extra week of break he will get if his team does not make it to the playoffs, he will use to refresh himself for the World Cup,” says Gavaskar.
His (Virat’s) franchise will want him to play all the games says Gavaskar
He furthered by saying that as a franchise RCB should play all the games. “Yes, his franchise will want him to play all the games. So he will have a break if they don’t make it to playoffs. Even if his team has a great run and his team qualifies for the playoffs, no one can question his fitness standards. So he will be fine,” said Gavaskar.
The mega event will commence from May 30 in England with the opening match played between England and South Africa. India will be playing their first match against South Africa in June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.