IPL 2024
‘The confidence which I’ve in batting will be over if I bowl in IPL’ – Virat Kohli
By SMCS - May 18, 2024 4:10 pm
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Virat Kohli, who has four wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said he will never bowl in the IPL as he doesn’t want his batting confidence then. The veteran hasn’t bowled in the IPL since 2016. However, Kohli has taken nine wickets in international cricket with his medium-pace bowling. And, he clearly stated that he doesn’t want to bowl in the IPL.

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“In IPL, I’ll never bowl. Fans were chanting ‘Kohli ko bowling do’ a few times, I joined my hands and said sorry. In the match where MI scored 200 in 15 overs, they were asking me to bowl. The confidence which I’ve in batting, that’ll be over too,” Virat Kohli said while speaking to JioCinema.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

However, the Royal Challengers suffered defeats in seven out of their first eight matches in IPL 2024 and they managed to bounce back things around by winning five games in a row. Other results also went their way and it has kept them in the race for the playoffs as well. They will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an all-important match on Saturday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The hosts will need to beat the Chennai Super Kings by at least 18 runs with a target of 200 runs or more if they bat first. Meanwhile, if RCB bat second, they must reach the target with 11 balls in hand to make the playoffs as well.