‘Forget your age, forget what you have done’ – Michael Vaughan has a valuable piece of advice for a struggling Virat Kohli

Michael Vaughan and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Getty Images/IPL)

Virat Kohli’s rough patch in the IPL 2022 continued when he was dismissed for a golden duck against southern rivals Sunrisers Hyderabad last weekend. It was the third time this season that Kohli was dismissed for a first-ball duck and the second against SRH. He was sent back by Marco Jansen during the reverse fixture.

Commenting on the batting megastar’s horrendous form, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has come forward and said that all Virat needs to do is revisit his past and think about why he even started playing the game in the first place in order to get himself out of this phase. Giving further clarification on the same, the 2005 Ashes-winning skipper said that the 33-year-old must forget the stardom that he has achieved in the last decade in order to be in a better frame of mind.

It’s just those initial 0-10 that he’s been struggling with: Michael Vaughan

“I hope Faf du Plessis has spoken to him and told him – ‘Go back 10 years when you didn’t have this profile. You’re not married and don’t have a kid. You’re going out there to whack the ball and have some fun. Forget your age, forget what you have done. If he gets to 35, I reckon he can go big. It’s just those initial 0-10 that he’s been struggling with. If he can get away and show a little bit of that youthfulness, he’s going to be dangerous,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.

Virat Kohli has only managed a solitary half-century in the ongoing season and apart from that has registered two 40+ scores. The batting icon has so far amassed 216 runs in 12 matches averaging 19.64. He would now be hoping to put his best foot forward when the Royal Challengers Bangalore face Punjab Kings in their next match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on May 13. With 14 points already in the bag, all RCB now need to do is win their remaining two fixtures in order to earn playoff berth for the third consecutive season.

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