Virat Kohli has had a season to forget with three golden ducks in 13 games adding to his regular underperformance in other games. His average of 19.67 is the lowest for him since the 2008 season and one of the major factors contributing to the underperformance is the way he has been found out by all kinds of bowlers. Further, whenever he has found himself to be set at the crease, either a great ball has brought an end to his innings or his tentativeness cast the downfall. Mike Hesson, RCB's director of cricket, stated that Virat Kohli looked in great touch coming to the game but he didn't have a lot of luck on his way to materializing that preparation to a substantial score for the side.
"We are always talking with all of our players. I thought Virat looked in good touch today, he was aggressive and he is doing everything off the park in terms of preparing well. I thought today was going to be his day but once again, it hit the other side of his thigh pad. He hasn't had the good fortune, especially when he has got himself set, he is frustrated as anybody, thought today was going to be his day," said Hesson during a virtual press conference.
"Virat is the best we have ever had at RCB, he is an incredible player. He hasn't scored the volume of runs that he would like. As I said I thought he looked in good touch today so it is not a technical thing. He is putting a lot of work behind the scenes. As I said, he looked in good touch today, he was unfortunate. Thought we will see something special but Virat is as frustrated as anyone, but we know a big one is around the corner. Obviously, we have a huge game coming up so there is no reason," he further added.
During the course of the match, Virat Kohli became the first-ever player to have scored 6500 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League.