Virat Kohli has
been going through a torrid time in his career. His poor form in international
cricket gets extended to IPL 2022. Royal Challengers Bangalore talisman Kohli
has no half-centuries in the ongoing season. To make it worse, he got out for a
duck in two consecutive games to bag an unwanted record. It is the first time
Kohli was dismissed on the opening ball in a row.

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In the ongoing
season, he scored 119 runs in eight matches. Pictures of Kohli talking to
batting legend Brian Lara, who is now the coach of SunRisers Hyderabad, went
viral on social media after RCB suffered a 9-wicket loss to the Hyderabad side.

Kohli talking to
Lara is a positive sign. But his lean patch is a concern for both RCB and India
in a long T20 season.

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Talking about
Kohli’s form, former RCB captain and coach Daniel Vettori said that the
33-year-old Kohli will bounce back to form.

talk about him being mentally fatigued, but I think he’s better than that, I
think he’s bigger than that,” Vettori told ESPNcricinfo.

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“I think
he’ll find a way to battle through it and the way is through that aggressive

The former New
Zealand skipper said that Kohli should go back to his roots.

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“I think
this is the time when he’d turn to his friends, his closest confidantes and
maybe a mentor from when he was young,” said Vettori.

“I think
space is the key, and understanding and respect for him as a player,” he

In the last two
games, Kohli fell to Lucknow Super Giants pace bowler Dushmantha Chameera for a
duck and then Hyderabad left-arm quick Marco Jansen got a leading edge in the
next game.

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Jansen, a
21-year-old South African, troubled Indian batsmen during the Test series late
last year.

“If a
batsman has played even half a dozen deliveries, you notice whether his foot is
moving or his batting is not coming right,” batting great Sunil Gavaskar
said on Star Sports.

“But when a
batsman gets out on the first ball, I think it’s just the anxiety.”