As they say, the game of cricket is a great leveler. No one can stay down or at the top for a long period of time. Who would have thought a batter who has the record of the highest-ever runs tally in a single season, a batter who has recorded only three golden ducks in his entire IPL career, would register three golden ducks in a single season? The unthinkable has happened as former India skipper Virat Kohli registered his third golden duck in the ongoing season after getting out off the first ball against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
On Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 54th match of the IPL 2022. It is a vital game for both sides in their quest to qualify for the playoffs.
RCB’s skipper Faf du Plessis, chose to bat first after winning the toss in the day game. Former skipper Virat Kohli came out to bat alongside the current skipper Faf. However, things didn’t work as per the plan for the Royal Challengers.
Virat Kohli registers third golden duck of the season
The Run-Machine Kohli took the strike on the first delivery of the game, while the left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith took the new ball for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Suchith delivered a harmless ball on the middle and leg, but Kohli flicked it straight to Kane Williamson at short midwicket.
The season turned worse from bad for Virat Kohli as the Indian superstar registered his 3rd golden duck of the season. Notably, he only had three golden ducks in his entire IPL career before this season.
Watch his wicket here:
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to overcome the early loss of Kohli as Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar added 105 runs for the 2nd wicket.
However, fans didn’t spare Virat Kohli after another failure and bashed him brutally after a string of failures.
Check out the best tweets here:
Sometimes a break from the game is all a player needs .. the amount of cricket these players play a break is as good as anything .. #IPL2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 8, 2022
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) May 8, 2022
Golden duck for Virat Kohli.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 8, 2022
3rd Golden Duck for Virat Kohli in IPL 2022.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 8, 2022
Virat Kohli of 2016 to Virat Kohli of 2022 – pic.twitter.com/YhYbp6guHA
— Khushamtweet! (@XitijNanavaty) May 8, 2022
I am 100% sure that Virat Kohli will turn things around. But how long will he take is the biggest question. And how much his team(s) will suffer in this process, is the biggest problem. #RCBvsSRH
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) May 8, 2022
— Sunil Kumar (@Sunilkumar6975) May 8, 2022
— RJ Fahad (@rjfahad) May 8, 2022
These days pic.twitter.com/efX9ZY22pi
— varsha roshan (@RoshanVarsha2) May 8, 2022