IPL 10: Here are Ricky Ponting’s observations on Kohli ...

IPL 10: Here are Ricky Ponting’s observations on Kohli and RCB

Tags: Indian Premier League 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ricky Thomas Ponting, Virat Kohli

Published on: May 11, 2017

Royal Challengers Bangalore have been knocked out of IPL 10. The entire team has struggled as has Virat Kohli as an individual and leader.
"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. I promise things can't get worse than this and next year we hope to come back stronger," he added.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting also said that Kohli did nothing noteworthy in the tournament. "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,” he added.
In nine matches, Kohli has scored just 250 runs at an average of 27.77, with three fifties, and a best of 64.
--By A Cricket Correspondent

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