Virat Kohli is in phenomenal touch in the ongoing IPL 2023, scoring 103 runs in just two matches. He was one of the reasons behind Royal Challengers Bangalore’s victory against Mumbai Indians and following which, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan lauded the Delhi-born cricketer but also mentioned that he should not be opening for the side.
“This year is looking different for RCB as runs are coming out of Virat Kohli’s bat in the first few games. But it is no guarantee that he will continue scoring at the same pace (or for the remainder of the season) and win you every game.
“In a tournament like this, other batters in the RCB squad will have to be ready for the challenge and justify their talents and roles. Also, I don’t think Kohli should be opening the batting for RCB,” Pathan said while speaking to Star Sports.
RCB’s middle order looks weak, and teams will aim to take advantage of this fact: Tom Moody
“To me, RCB’s middle order looks weak, and teams will aim to take advantage of this fact and pick up the wickets of Kohli and Faf early. If the opposition teams manage to take a couple of wickets in the powerplays, they’ll be (very much) in the game against RCB,” Moody said.