Bengaluru: Kings XI team management has downplayed Virat Kohli’s achievement of scoring a 100 in a 15 overs game saying that they could have easily conceded one in 10 overs too. Earlier yesterday, Virat Kohli scored 113 as RCB defeated Kings XI by 82 runs.
Kings XI are currently at the last spot in the points table having won 4 out of the 13 games they played.
“Much has been made of Virat Kohli’s 100 against us in a 15 overs game. He is getting all the plaudits but nobody is recognizing our contribution to his knock. Without our efforts, how could Virat so quickly? In fact, if we play to our full potential, we can concede a 100 to a batsman in a 10 overs a side as well so we don’t understand all the praise Kohli is getting”, said a member of Kings XI coaching staff.
Furthermore, he added,”This again goes to show how cricket is becoming a batsman’s game. He scored a 100 so he is praised to the heavens but no mention of our bowlers who conceded 211 runs in 15 overs. This is when our bowlers aren’t even performing at their best. Who will take up bowling in the future if the achievements of bowlers are ignored like this?”
When we asked him if they will try to make a batsman score a 100 within first 10 overs of their next game, he said, “Well, this is a bit difficult now because our only game left is against Pune Supergiants. If any of us score 100 runs combined, that will be a big deal. We are going to make an effort nevertheless; we are considering dropping Sandeep Sharma since he was the only one who gave away runs at less than 10 RPO against RCB. Let’s see how we do in the match.”
Meanwhile, bowlers from other teams in the IPL have approached United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for help against the atrocities of Virat Kohli.