IPL 2022: Virat Kohli scored a nice half-century in RCB’s final game.© BCCI/IPL
All eyes will be on Virat Kohli as Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Eliminator at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Kohli is currently going through a rough patch, scoring 309 points in 14 games. However, the former RCB skipper scored a blistering 73 in their final group match against Gujarat Titans. Ahead of RCB’s do-or-die game against LSG, former Pakistani pacesetter Shoaib Akhtar said he expects a big blow from Kohli, who he has called the “greatest player of modern times”.
“Virat Kohli is the best player ever in modern times, there’s no doubt about it. He’s a great guy; people troll him unnecessarily. His form dropped and the trolling started. When you started playing cricket, you wanted to be part of the Indian team and serve Indian cricket. A similar great opportunity lies ahead of him tonight,” Akhtar said while interacting on Sportskeeda.
Akhtar further stated that he wants Kohli to score a match-winning hundred and take home RCB.
“I’m with Virat Kohli. My heart wants Virat Kohli to score a hundred. I don’t see Virat falling further. I expect a match winning hundred from him and want him to take RCB home. I want to see him happy,” he added .
Gujarat Titans have qualified for the IPL 2022 final after beating Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1.
If RCB beats LSG later on Wednesday, they will face RR in Qual 2 on Friday for a place in the final.
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