After witnessing Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) poor run in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket fans have started to stress on the form and mindset of Indian captain Virat Kohli. With the 2019 World Cup less than a month away, the tensions and curiosities have started to reach the cusp. In what has been another disappointing season, the Virat Kohli-led team has only managed to record five wins in 14 games played, while one of them has ended without a result. The Bangalore-based franchisee’s IPL 2019 campaign was divided into two halves.
The franchise started off their season in the IPL with six straight losses and despite a few wins in between, that looked like a comeback, they managed to sit on the most bottom position on the points table all season. However, they did manage to end things on a positive note by winning the last game by 4 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Former Australia cricketer Simon Katich has backed the Men in Blue to come good in the mega ICC event, which will also see five-time champions Australia aiming to defend their title. Buoyed by the returns of Steve Smith and David Warner in the squad. The quadrennial event will be Indian captain Virat Kohli’s first at the helm of the team and his third as a player.
He is phenomenal as a skipper
During a recent conversation, Simon Katich said that he does not want to write off Virat Kohli. He cited the example of Kohli leading India to the maiden Test series win recently in Australia. Katich noted that he won’t be surprised if Kohli achieves his goal as he has quality players in the squad for the upcoming World Cup.
“I don’t want to write Virat (Kohli) off. He has led India to a maiden Test series win in Australia. He is phenomenal as a skipper. There is no doubt he (Kohli) is driven to be the best as a leader and as a player. I won’t be surprised if he achieves that goal with quality players in the Indian squad,” Simon Katich was quoted as saying by Times of India.