T20 World Cup 2024: After Virat Kohli criticizes ‘commentary box strike rate experts’, Ravi Shastri issues official statement

Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri

Star batsman for India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Virat KohliThe strike rate in the ongoing IPL 2024 is a major topic of debate among cricket experts, and now former Team India head coach and well-known commentator Ravi Shastri has also shared his opinion on the same.

The dashing right-hander is in great form with the bat for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing IPL 2024 and has already amassed 500 runs in the tournament in 10 matches at an average of 71.43 and a strike rate of 147 .49.

Kohli has now run over 7,700 IPL runs with a strike rate of 131 and an average of 38.43, making him the all-time run-getter in IPL history. The dashing right-hander crossed the 500-run milestone for the seventh time in the IPL, becoming just the second batsman after David Warner to do so.

Ravi Shastri extends support to Virat Kohli over strike rate drama

Recently, the former India and RCB captain played a game-winning 70 off 44 balls against the Gujarat Titans (GT) to silence his critics, but still, there is a lot of noise surrounding his strike rate in T20s. However, Kohli found support from his former coach Ravi Shastri.

Shastri believes it is unfair to target Kohli for his strike rate even though he performs consistently with the bat as it is a result of his team’s overall performance in the tournament.

The commentator said that when wickets fall around a batsman, it is obvious that his strike rate will go down, and something similar is happening with Kohli. Stake.com quoted Ravi Shastri as saying: “When terrain falls around you, your attack rate will likely decrease.”

Shastri also said that there are only a couple of players who deliver consistently, and that is why the lowest ranked RCB is not performing well in the ongoing IPL 2024. He pointed: “When you look at RCB, there are only 1-2 companies with consistent performance.”

I speak what I see: Ravi Shastri

The former Indian captain and all-rounder also spoke about his technique when he was in front of the microphone. The commentator said goodbye saying: “I speak what I see and prepare enough in crucial aspects such as the event and the teams playing.”

Notably, amidst all the speculation and criticism over his scoring rate, Virat Kohli found a place in India’s 15-member primary squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024which will co-host the West Indies and USA from June 1.

Kohli is currently the Orang Cap holder in the ongoing IPL 2024, and is expected to continue his form in the tournament leading up to the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, which will likely be his last chance to win his first T20 World Trophy in his career. professional.

On the other hand, RCB will face Gujarat Titans (GT) in their next IPL 2024 match on May 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.