Virat Kohli makes shocking remarks after winning first MOM award of IPL 2022

Former Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was named the Man of the Match for the first in the ongoing IPL season after his crucial knock helped RCB to win the must win match against Gujarat Titans at Wankhede on Thursday. The right hander played a quickfire innings of 54-ball 73. Kohli was out of form with only 1 half century came from his bat in the earlier matches of the tournament.

The Indian Premier League is almost at the end of its league matches with teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs. RCB was too a contender and the match against GT was a must win for them though their qualification depends on the MI vs DC match.

Kohli’s innings helped RCB to finish with 16 points in this season’s league matches and upon that he added that he could just keep going without having any issues at all. “I can keep going, there are no issues at all. It was an important game,” Kohli told Star Sports after winning the man-of-the-match award. “I was disappointed that I have not done enough for the team. Today (Thursday) was a game where I was able to create an impact for the team.. this puts us in a good position. You need to keep the perspective right. You can forget the process in order to live up to the expectations. I have worked really hard. I batted 90 minutes in the nets yesterday (Wednesday). I came in very free and relaxed,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”

Meanwhile, Kohli had three golden ducks and had hit a half-century against GT in their previous match as well. This was going a really worst season for Virat Kohli as he was struggling hard to score big. But this innings against GT would return him the confidence back.

“I think it has been a challenging time, there is no doubt about it. A lot of things that are not controllable on the field, you experience that for the first time. So I have experienced that in this season. But one thing that stood out to me about yesterday (Wednesday) was my preparation. I batted for about 90 minutes in the nets on the go. All I was trying to do was get into a positive frame of mind. For every ball that I played, I wasn’t looking if the ball was seaming or swinging or turning, I was just watching the ball and reacting and giving myself the most positive option possible. I just extended that into the game,” Virat Kohli concluded.