Simon Doull slams Kohli for playing slow after Powerplay overs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Former New Zealand cricketer, Simon Doull has criticized Virat Kohli for playing a slow inning in the game against Lucknow Super Giants.

Talking about the game, then RCB was going all guns blazing with Kohli and Faf du Plessis taking on the LSG bowlers.

However, as the restrictions of the Powerplay ended, the Men in Red suddenly started to play really slowly.

While Kohli made 42 runs from 25 balls in the Powerplay, he suddenly slowed his inning down as he was approaching his fifty. In the end, he scored only 61 from 44 balls and that’s why Doull is not happy with Kohli.

He has criticized Kohli for his slow strike rate in the middle overs of the game.

Furthermore, Doull has also added that there is no room for such play in T20 cricket.

Kohli started off like a train; he was going hammer and tongs, playing a lot of shots. From 42 to 50, he took ten balls. Concerned about a milestone. I don’t think there’s room for that in this game anymore. You’ve just got to keep going, especially with wickets in hand at that stage. You’ve got to keep going.

Doull also criticized Babar Azam for his slow strike rate as well

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that Doull has criticized a player for his slow strike rate in T20 cricket.

Earlier, he also took the same dig at Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam and both Doull and Azam even had a discussion on the same during Pakistan Super League.

During that game, Doull commented that Azam was focused more on his century rather than winning the game for his team.

Coming back to the IPL, then RCB has lost their second consecutive game and is now languishing in seventh position in the points table.

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