The wait continues for Kohli

Frustrated Kohli mutters to himself after the last dismissal. © BCCI / IPL

Virat Kohli he can justify himself if he thinks that the world is a theater of absurdity and that his troubles are like the existential crisis of Estragon and Vladimir, cult characters in Waiting for Godot in which they wait and wait, without ceasing, something that never appears.

Kohli’s incessant waiting for form and running is somewhat reminiscent of the miserable futility and tragic absurdity of the wandering situation in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. On the second day and in the second match, the ball, after brushing his gloves and then his thigh, could go towards the third man. Not on Friday (May 13). It went straight on a short-fine leg.

Seemingly depressed, Kohli stared at the sky and muttered to himself even as he returned to the pavilion. It was not difficult to understand his frustration, but the end result was the same: The wait continues.

“He sees the milder side of it, every single way you can get out, it happens to him. That’s how the game works. Sometimes when you’re a little under pressure, the game finds ways to keep you under pressure,” said the rather philosophical Faf du Plessis, not too much. amused by the manner of Kohli’s unfortunate dismissal. Kohli made 20 of 14 balls, with two fours and one six.

“All you can really do is make sure you keep working hard, keep a good intensity, a good attitude, stay positive, knowing he’s around the corner. He played a few really good shots tonight, we obviously like him to keep going. He puts up with it really well. “Heavy patches are hard for all of us. But he’s in good spirits. He also believes he’s around the corner,” the RCB captain said when asked how Kohli handles the situation.

That happened to Kohli on the day he showed the rumors of power that he is known to be showing in the middle. Using his wrist power, he hit one over a mid-wicket for a six from Harpreet Brara after smashing two fours in Arshdeep Singh over – one through movement and the other through classic cover drive. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, which raced an incredible 209, needed such a start and Kohli seemed to fit the challenge.

“We thought today was going to be that day. Today was an opportunity to draw the line in the sand as we chase such a huge result,” said Mike Hesson, RCB’s cricket director. “Virat looked very good today, he looked very good and he was aggressive. He does everything necessary outside the park, making sure he prepares well. We thought today would be his day. He was not very lucky, especially when he settled down. He is as frustrated as anyone else. ”

A total of 236 runs in 13 games, including three Golden Ducks, is not the standard for hitting known to show, but long before the IPL began, Kohli began to wait for his true form. RCB teammates and support staff have tried to comfort, comfort and cheer Kohli after the game, but he knows his destiny is in his own hands.

Not surprisingly, Kohli’s form has been the subject of national debate with experts who have given various pieces of advice – some have asked him to rest and some have spoken. exactly the opposite.

“He’s the best we’ve had at RCB and he’s an amazing player. He hasn’t achieved as much running as he’d like. It’s not a technical thing. He’s putting a lot of work behind the scenes. We thought we’d see it today. Virat is frustrated as and anyone. We know he’s (a big blow from Kohli) around the corner, “Hesson said, summing up the situation with Kohli. The wait continues.

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