Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Virat Kohli is currently in brilliant form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, former India cricketer Anil Kumble heaped praise on the star batsman. He is also hopeful that the star batsman will continue his prime IPL form in the upcoming T20 World Cup as well.

“Kohli has been in outstanding form. He had a break coming into this IPL and since then, he has been relentless in his pursuit of excellence. You could see that. He is at the top of the scoring table with 634 runs, and I am sure for RCB, you would want him to win the next two games and hopefully qualify. But for India’s sake, you’d want his form to continue in the World Cup as well,” said Kumble during an interaction.

In RCB’s last match, Kohli’s scintillating 92 off 47 balls followed by a collective bowling effort helped RCB record a 60-run win over PBKS. It was RCB’s fifth win of the IPL 2024 after losing six games in a row. 

Opting to bat first, RCB posted 241/7 before bowling Punjab out for 181 runs, earning their fourth win in a row. Kohli slammed seven fours and six sixes at a strike-rate of 195.74 in his vintage knock, which also took his total score past the 600-run mark in IPL 2024.