RCB vs CSK: Ravi Shastri reveals what sets Virat Kohli apart from Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni

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Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli


Ravi Shastri believes that Virat Kohli has a big influence on the Indian Premier League. He said Virat Kohli brings energy to the tournament. He also praised Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.

Virat Kohli has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since their debut season in 2008. RCB has not won any IPL title, but Kohli has been one of the best with the bat.

Kohli is the leading run-getter in IPL with over 7000 runs. He also holds many batting records in the league and has given impeccable hits in many games.

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Virat Kohli brings energy to IPL: Ravi Shastri

While talking to Ravichandran Ashwin on the YouTube show ‘Kutti Stories with Ash’, Ravi Shastri praised Virat Kohli. He said Kohli may not have won any IPL title but he brings a lot of energy to the tournament.

“Dhoni and Rohit are very similar. Calm, collected. You know, they are masters at what they do and are very, very successful. They have both won five times. Virat, on the other hand, may not have won the IPL, but he what it brings is different again. You know there’s energy. You know it’s in your face,” he said.

“You know the quality of batting in one of the two outstanding IPLs of 2016. So you know people don’t forget it. Also, in that team, there was De Villiers, there was Chris Gayle. Then suddenly, next for that team went up again,” added Ravi Shastri.

“And when you look at Mumbai and Chennai, they have always had very experienced players and they have had a lot of experience. So the following becomes very high,” he concluded.

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RCB will face CSK in the last match of the league phase

Meanwhile, both Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have a chance to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2024. While CSK has a good chance, RCB only has a slim chance.

Both the teams will also face each other in their last group match of IPL 2024. Kohli has been incredible with the bat. He is the leading rusher of the season.

Kohli has scored 661 runs in 13 games at a strike rate of 155+. He has also smashed 1 century and 5 half-centuries in the season. However, RCB had a poor start to the season, losing consecutive matches early on.

RCB has made a fabulous comeback in the last few matches. They won their five consecutive matches in IPL 2024. With 6 wins and 7 losses in 13 games, they are ranked 5th in the points table.