T20 World Cup 2024
Netizens React To Virat Kohli’s Rare Failure In T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals
By CricShots - Jun 27, 2024 10:04 pm
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Star Indian batter Virat Kohli’s early dismissal for just 9 runs in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024 against England came as a significant surprise to fans and teammates alike. Kohli, renowned for his prowess in ICC knockout matches, experienced a rare failure. This dismissal, crafted by Englandโ€™s Reece Topley, was a result of a well-pitched delivery at a good length that slightly shaped back into the right-hander.

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, attempting to play the ball over mid-wicket, was deceived by the movement and ended up clipping the top of the leg stump. The sight of the bails flying left Kohli walking back to the pavilion, his score reading 9 runs off 9 balls, which included a solitary six.

This unexpected departure from Kohli’s typical performances in high-stakes ICC matches is noteworthy. Historically, Kohli has been a stalwart in such situations, consistently delivering when it mattered most. His previous records in T20 World Cup knockout games highlight his resilience and skill: he scored an unbeaten 72 in the 2014 semi-final, a solid 77 in the 2014 final, an unbeaten 89 in the 2016 semi-final, and a crucial 50 in the 2022 semi-final.

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These performances have cemented his reputation as a reliable and formidable player under pressure. However, Kohli’s recent form in the international arena has shown signs of inconsistency. Despite his excellent performance in the IPL, where he continues to be a top scorer, he has struggled to maintain that level of success in the current T20 World Cup.

Across seven games, Kohli managed to accumulate only 75 runs, averaging a mere 10.50. His highest score in the tournament was 37, and he endured the frustration of being dismissed for zero on two occasions.

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This slump in performance has cast a shadow over Kohliโ€™s otherwise illustrious legacy in T20 World Cup history. Known for holding the record for the most runs in the tournamentโ€™s history, this campaign has been a challenging one for him.

Here is how the netizens reacted to another failure of Virat Kohli:

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