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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli tries out some unorthodox shots at the nets as RCB seek 1st win

first_imgIt seems Virat Kohli was in the mood for some experimentation during his practice session at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s away match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against Kings XI Punjab.Kohli was spotted playing some uncharacteristic flat-batted shots while going through his training routine on Thursday. He even tried a Dil-scoop before switching to some orthodox shots that hit the sweet spot of Kohli’s bat.Royal Challengers Bangalore took to social media to upload the video of Kohli’s training session, sparking a bit of optimism among ardent fans of the team who have faced nothing but disappointment so far in IPL 2019.Virat Kohli-led RCB haven’t managed to win a single match even as the tournament is nearing the halfway mark. With six defeats from as many matches, the former finalists are rooted to the bottom of the IPL points table.Kohli has also had an ordinary season by his standards, scoring just 203 runs in six matches at an average of 33.83. AB de Villiers’ form (or the lack of it) has been a major cause for concern as well.RCB need to win all their remaining matches to at least stand a chance of making the playoffs. Kohli’s men have been ordinary both with the bat and the ball in the ongoing season.While RCB were shot out for 70 in their IPL 2019 opener against Chennai Super Kings, they failed to defend a 205-run total against Kolkata Knight Riders at home last week.advertisementKohli and RCB have run out of answers and need some inspiration to reverse the fortunes and manage a bit of momentum. RCB will head into Saturday’s match in Mohali after a five-day gap and it remains to be seen if the break can help the team get back to winning ways.It’s not going to be easy as Kings XI Punjab have made Mohali their fortress with Mohali with three wins in IPL 2019. In fact, R Ashwin’s men are on a seven-match unbeaten streak at the PCA Stadium.Also Read | Have nothing more to tell the team: Virat Kohli after RCB lose again in IPL 2019Also Read | Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversyAlso See:last_img read more