Former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel dissected Virat Kohli’s dismissal against Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2.
Kohli finished IPL 2022 with 341 runs in 16 innings at 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.99 as RCB lost to Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in Qualifier 2.
It’s just Virat Kohli’s technique that he doesn’t play the cut shot: Parthiv Patel
Kohli whipped Trent Boult’s inswing for a six over deep square leg to give his fans hopes of a big knock. But, the former RCB captain didn’t last enough on the pitch.
Kohli poked Prasidh Krishna’s wide off delivery for Sanju Samson to pouch an easy catch behind the stumps.
Parthiv pointed out how Kohli lacked in technique while playing the cut shot off Prasidh and compared it with Rajat Patidar’s approach.
“When you talk about his dismissal (in Qualifier 2), it happens when you get over-anxious. When you haven’t scored a lot of runs, you want to feel the ball onto the bat.
“A big concern for him is that he doesn’t play the cut shot. That is a big concern, especially when there’s bounce,” Parthiv said on Cricbuzz.
“He can swing his bat hard, but then, it’s just his technique that he doesn’t play the cut shot. After him, Rajat Patidar played a cut shot, found an edge and he got a four behind the stumps,” he added.
Jos Buttler’s fourth IPL hundred this season showed RCB the door
Patidar top-scored for RCB with 58 in 42 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes to guide the team’s total to 157/8. However, the score was insufficient against a formidable Rajasthan Royals batting order.
RR opener Jos Buttler scored his fourth century of this season and remained undefeated on 106, his innings was studded with 10 fours and six sixes.
Rajasthan chases the moderate target with 11 balls to spare to reach their second IPL final since 2008.
The Sanju Samson-led side will face Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 final on Sunday (May 29) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.