“You do not become a bad player overnight” – AB de Villiers speaks on Virat Kohli’s performance in IPL 2022

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In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has not been able to do anything special with his bat and his team has also lost its momentum after a good start to the season.


Although the 33-year-old Virat scored a half-century in the last match against Gujarat Titans, he took 53 balls to score 58 runs and this had put other batsmen under pressure.

Kohli is one of the best batsmen of all time, and in the meantime many prominent players have given their opinion on his dismal performance. In the same sequence, AB de Villiers, who has spent more than a decade with Kohli at RCB and is known to share a good bond with the former India captain, has also voiced his opinion on the issue.


AB de Villiers was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying that a batsman is only one or two innings away from poor form and when it keeps coming to you, it’s hard to back off.” De Villiers further said that more than the technical aspect, the thing has settled in Kohli’s mind.

He further added that the real fight is inside the mind. He added that one don’t become a bad player overnight and Virat surely knows this. He added that one need a clean mindset and fresh enthusiasm whenever one play and then only one can find a way out.

“You do not become a bad player overnight. Virat would know it and I know it. I think it’s the way you think and set your mind,” said ABD.


If we talk about Virat Kohli’s stats in IPL 2022, he has scored 186 runs in 10 innings so far which includes two golden ducks. With the tournament coming to its closing stages, the former RCB captain would like to return to his form. Although he has got good start in some matches of the tournament but he has not been able to convert it into big scores.

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