Virat Kohli’s RCB Will Be Challenged On Spin-Friendly Wickets In Chennai, Feels Saba Karim
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might be within the highlight after they tackle defending champions Mumbai Indians within the first match of the IPL 2021 on April 9 in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
And former India wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim feels that RCB and Virat Kohli will discover it difficult to bat on the spin-friendly wickets that the Chepauk produces. The RCB will play a complete of three matches in Chennai after which transfer on to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata.
Playing On Spin-Friendly Tracks In Chennai Will Be Challenging For Virat Kohli And RCB: Saba Karim
The final time Royal Challengers Bangalore performed the primary match of the Indian Premier League in Chennai was in IPL 2019. They confronted hosts Chennai Super Kings and had been bowled out for 70 runs with Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravindra Jadeja choosing 9 of the wickets to fall. RCB had misplaced the match by 7 wickets and Virat Kohli had criticized the pitch for taking an excessive amount of flip.
However, Karim mentioned that one good factor occurring for RCB was that Virat Kohli might be opening the batting for them and this provides the workforce to submit a giant rating if Kohli fired.
“It (playing on spin-friendly tracks in Chennai) will definitely be challenging, but the good thing is that Virat has decided to open the batting. It will be a very big opportunity for him to post a big score,” mentioned Karim throughout a dialogue on India News.
Virat Kohli has endured a protracted look forward to a century, along with his final ton coming within the pink-ball Test towards Bangladesh on the Eden Gardens in November 2019. Speaking on the identical, Karim felt that the Delhi-born could be keener on successful the elusive IPL trophy for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
“If you ask Virat Kohli about what he wants from this IPL, whether he wants to score a century or if wants RCB to be the champion, I feel Virat Kohli will definitely say that his dream is for RCB to be the champions and he has a significant contribution in that. I don’t think whether he scores a century or not will make a difference to Virat Kohli’s career. Yes, the difference will be made if Virat Kohli grabs the elusive IPL trophy,” noticed Karim.