IPL 2024: Virat Kohli's befitting reply on strike rate, said – Those who speak while sitting in the box… have been winning for 15 years…

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Virat Kohli has completely rejected the questions raised on strike rate. He played an inning of 70 runs in 44 balls against Gujarat Titans. With this, Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 500 runs in IPL 2024. After the match, Kohli gave a befitting reply to the critics who raised questions on the strike rate and said that there is a difference between speaking while sitting in the box and playing on the field.

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From commentator Harsh Bhogle to many former cricketers, there are many who have been raising questions on Virat Kohli's strike rate. These questions became more acute when Virat Kohli scored a century in 67 balls against Rajasthan Royals and his team lost. Talking about IPL 2024, Virat has scored 500 runs at a strike rate of 147.49.

Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 500 runs in IPL 2024, Rohit-Rahul, Yashasvi-Gil not even close.

After playing an excellent innings against Gujarat Titans, when Virat Kohli was asked whether he pays attention to numbers, he retorted. Virat said, 'Not at all. All those people who talk about my strike rate and my not playing spin well, they like to talk about this. But my focus is only on winning the match for the team. This is why you have been doing this work for 15 years. You have won matches for the team.

Taking his point forward, Virat Kohli said, 'I am not sure whether you should sit in the box and talk about this if you are not in this situation yourself. I don't think it's the same (as playing). Therefore, only my work is important for me. People can talk about their thoughts and likes about the game. But people who have done it every day know what it means and now it's just a matter of muscle memory for me.

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