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The former Australian skipper Ponting said that Virat Kohli has done almost nothing as a captain for the RCB side in this edition of the IPL and if we go with the statistics it also reveals the same
The Captain played a total of 8 matches in which he managed to score an aggregate of 250 runs at an average of 27.77, which included 3 half-centuries and with a personal best of 64 runs
So if we look into this matter it is very obvious that the above said statement by Ponting is very true to the knowledge and he should have shown some extra effort above the par level to show his dominance as a captain in the world cricket
This is what the Captain has to say:
“We’ve suffered at home, we’ve suffered away,” Kohli told IPL.com.
“It’s been a season to forget. Everything we’re trying to do, it’s just not happening. If the batting gets runs, the bowlers aren’t able to defend it and if the bowlers are getting the opposition out, the batting is collapsing.
“It’s really strange. I’ve never seen something like this in T20 cricket … it’s really energy-sapping and all you can do is carry on and keep trying our hardest. And to RCB’s fans, Kohli added: “I promise things can’t get worse than this and next year we hope to come back stronger.”
Not having KL Rahul in the team was a major setback for the RCB side as they were not able to gain their momentum without having a proper squad:
“KL Rahul is a massive loss for them,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “He had a terrific back-end to last season. He did some amazing things last year so him not being at the top has been a big loss.
“Their big name players just aren’t standing up like they did last year,” Ponting said.
“They got on an amazing roll at the back end of last year’s tournament when Kohli was playing out of his skin, de Villiers was playing well, Gayle was chipping in and Watson was doing a good job with bat and ball.
“But so far Kohli has done next to nothing, there’s been flashes in the pan from Gayle and AB de Villiers, but the consistency just hasn’t been there.