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Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma slams critics of star batter’s strike rate in IPL

Rajkumar Sharma and Virat Kohli.

Some people who are saying this nonsense, I think they don’t know the context of the match, what the situation of the match was and how the team was struggling. They speak only to be in the news. Just because whenever you speak about a normal player, it does not bring you in the news headlines, but if you speak about a player like Virat Kohli, it brings you in the news headlines. – Rajkumar Sharma 

Khel Today Bureau 
New Delhi: In the ongoing IPL 2024 season, the performance of Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has been under scrutiny, particularly concerning his strike rate.Despite being at the top of the race for the Orange Cap with 316 runs, Kohli has faced criticism for his relatively slower strike rate, even after a remarkable century in the 19th match against Rajasthan Royals.

Critics have pointed out Kohli’s century is one of the slowest in the competition, with comparisons drawn to other players’ innings, notably Jos Buttler’s century in the same match at a significantly higher strike rate. Additionally, concerns have been raised regarding the batting order of RCB and the need to diversify their lineup, given the underwhelming performances of other key players such as Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell.

Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma responded to the criticism of Kohli’s strike rate going on on social media. He responded to some cricket experts and some senior cricket journalists from famous media houses without taking names. His criticism and thoughts about Kohli did not go down well with his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. Rajkumar Sharma made a big statement while talking on this topic with Sunil Yash Kalra, founder of ‘Indian Sports Fans’ on India News’ fan show.

“Some people who are saying this nonsense, I think they don’t know the context of the match, what the situation of the match was and how the team was struggling,” he said. They speak only to be in the news. Just because whenever you speak about a normal player, it does not bring you in the news headlines, but if you speak about a player like Virat Kohli, it brings you in the news headlines. “

Apart from this, ‘Indian Sports Fans’ Kalra also asked Sharma to identify the critics who are questioning Kohli’s strike rate. Answering this question, Rajkumar Sharma ruthlessly termed
it as a ‘lobby’ working on an agenda against the legendary RCB batsman and said, “Look, this is a lobby which is running an agenda. They’re just pushing an agenda, and as fans or
true analysts we don’t care about their agenda. See, the king will always be the king. A person who knows even the ‘C’ of cricket would never do such nonsense.”

Brian Lara, the legendary West Indies batsman, has contributed valuable insights to the ongoing debate regarding Virat Kohli’s strike rate criticism in IPL 2024. Lara emphasized the
importance of considering batting positions when evaluating strike rates, noting that while openers like Kohli may operate at a slower pace, middle-order batsmen are expected to
accelerate scoring in T20 cricket. Looking ahead to the World Cup, Lara advocated for a balanced batting strategy, combining experienced players like Kohli and Rohit Sharma with
young talent in the opening positions to ensure both aggressive starts and stability in the middle order. These perspectives highlight the complexity of the issue and underscore the
need for nuanced analysis as teams prepare for upcoming matches in the IPL and the WorldCup.

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