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Virat Kohli under the firing line once again for low strike rate

By Real11 - May 3 2024 158 Views
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This Indian Veteran Cricketer Criticises Virat Kohli For His Low Strike Rate

Travis Head didn’t find it easy to bat against Rajasthan in the 50th match of the Indian T20 League 2024. The Aussie power-hitter struggled to hit the ball and decided to play the lead role with Nitish Kumar Reddy firing hard against the bowlers. Ex-Indian player Mohammad Kaif praised the Hyderabad openers for his vital innings. Also, he highlighted the strike rate if it was the Indian run-machine Virat Kohli in place of the Australian batter. 

Travis Head scored 598 runs off 44 deliveries at a strike rate of 131.81. He struck 6 fours and 3 sixes during his innings. Head shared a 96-run partnership with Nitish Kumar Reddy who accumulated 76 runs off 42 balls hitting 8 sixes and 3 fours respectively. 

The hosts while batting first drafted 201 runs and won the match by 1 run margin. Despite spectacular batting performances by Riyan Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the table-toppers Rajasthan couldn’t cross the line. 

Kaif was fascinated by Head’s starrer. “Travis Head played an important inning in the context of the game. The pitch was not easy to bat on at the start of the innings and he batted according to the situation. However, had Virat Kohli shown the same kind of composure and batted like Head, the strike rate issue would have been hogging all the limelight, with the Indian batter getting slammed again,” Mohammad Kaif expressed.

Virat Kolhi despite being one of the strongest contenders for the Orange Cap race has been criticised for his low strike rate. He has been reprimanded by Sunil Gavaskar, Aakash Chopra and Simon Doull. The veteran Indian legend recently hit back at all the critics and even questioned his credibility for getting selected.  

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