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Brings you in headlines: Kohli’s childhood coach slams strike-rate critics

Written by Toshi Pawar

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has slammed the critics of the RCB star’s strike-rate in the IPL 2024 season, saying that they’re just trying to get into the headlines. Kohli scored a 67-ball hundred against RR recently and it was the joint-slowest century in the history of the IPL. Kohli was criticised by fans and critics for the rather slow knock as RCB could only get to 183 runs in their innings.

RR would end up chasing down the target easily in the end, raising criticism at Kohli’s strike-rate. The star batter’s childhood coach would respond to this on India News and said that the critics aren’t looking at the context of the game. Sharma said that they’re just looking to be famous and stay in the news by using Kohli’s name.

“Some people who are saying this nonsense, I think they don’t know the context of the match, what the situation of the match was and how the team was struggling,” he said. “They speak only to be in the news. Just because whenever you speak about a normal player, it does not bring you in the news headlines, but if you speak about a player like Virat Kohli, it brings you in the news headlines.”

Kohli’s childhood coach also said that there is a lobby trying to push an agenda against the RCB star and someone with the knowledge of the game would never do such ‘nonsense.’

“Look, this is a lobby which is running an agenda. They’re just pushing an agenda, and as fans or true analysts we don’t care about their agenda. See, the king will always be the king. A person who knows even the ‘C’ of cricket would never do such nonsense,” said Sharma.

Kohli currently has a big lead at the top of the Orange Cap standings with 316 runs to his name at a strike-rate of 146.29. The RCB star has been his side’s best player so far this season as Bengaluru has struggled for form and languish in the 9th spot on the points table.

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