Eat, sleep, train, repeat – Kohli’s ‘boring’ approach to cricket
Virat Kohli has hit a purple patch, without a doubt. He made three fifties in the T20I series in Australia, followed it up with consistent performances in the Asia Cup and was easily the best batsman in the World Twenty20. The form has continued onto the Indian Premier League (IPL) and with 677 runs from 11 matches, he’s way ahead of everyone in the scoring charts. Consistency has been the key word for Kohli and just two scores of less than 20 in the ongoing IPL proves it.
His 677 runs has included three hundreds (the first batsman to score three hundreds in a single IPL season) as well as four fifties. Until this year, Kohli didn’t have a T20 hundred, but he’s upped his game in the format so much so that even he is a little shocked by it all.
“I am surprising myself a little bit here, to be honest”, Kohli said in a chat to IPLT20.com, when asked about his stunning consistency. “Of all the three centuries I really didn’t think I’d get there when I was batting. Because you are thinking about the team’s score and we try to score as many runs as possible in the final overs I ended up getting there. That is the most important thing in this format,” Kohli added.