IPL 2017: Sunil Gavaskar shows Virat Kohli the mirror, berates the RCB skipper for poor shot-selection
Afterwards, back to back defeats, everyone has one question that What went wrong for RCB this season?
RCB have had a horror #IPL season, languishing right at the bottom of the points table. Last year same time, they were flying high, with Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers leading right from the front. So, what went wrong this year?
RCB have been anything but good this season, something that has attracted a lot of criticism for their players. Being the captain of the Bengaliri-based franchise, Virat Kohli has attracted the most amount of criticism.
Despite having the likes of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Kedar Jadhav in their side, RCB have flopped this season, going on a seven-match winless streak.
Virat Kohli, who was on terrific form for India during the 13-Test long season, has been unable to haul RCB out of their current slumber, something that has drawn more criticism.
Former India captain and cricket pundit Sunil Gavaskar were critical of Kohli after RCB suffered a six-wicket loss at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a mate in which the 28-year-old scored five from nine balls.
"The first thing he should be doing is looking (at) himself in the mirror," Gavaskar said on the host broadcaster,” said Gavaskar on Star Sports.
"The stroke he took on (against Kings XI) wasn’t exactly a big crack. The stroke he played at Eden Gardens (against Kolkata, when given the sack for a duck) wasn’t a big shooter,” said Gavaskar. He has come to articulate to himself that he is the captain, he has started to stick out in that respect.
He is not in form so stay there and he should work himself in with proper cricketing shots, then widen the scope of the shots.”
"Just get the boundary. Between a four and a six the difference is two runs (but) because you hit the ball in the air, the risk percentage goes up to 100," Gavaskar concluded.