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Virat Kohli reveals that he spent 90 minutes in the nets, the day before the match against the Gujarat Titans

Virat Kohli roared back to form with a match-winning 73 off 54 in the latest IPL 2022 encounter between RCB and GT. When the hitter and his team were in need of two important points, the hit turned out to be really exceptional. Kohli spoke about how he battled with his bad patch throughout the season and how he sweated out 90 minutes in the nets before the game after winning the first Player of the Match award of the season.

“I can keep going. It was an important game. I was disappointed that I haven’t done much for my team and that is what bothers me, not the stats. Today was a game where I was able to create an impact on the team. Puts us in a good position. There are expectations because of the performances that you have put in. You need to keep the perspective right. You can forget the process in order to live up to the expectations. I have worked really hard. I batted 90 minutes in the nets yesterday. I came in very free and relaxed,” said Kohli during the post-match presentation.

The former RCB captain stated that he was frustrated since he couldn’t contribute much to his team this season, and that is what bothers him, not stats. Kohli and Faf du Plessis (44 off 38) built a solid foundation for RCB to build on in an easy run chase before Glenn Maxwell’s 40* off 18 provided the finishing touch.

The 33-year-old also expressed his gratitude for the fans’ support during his difficult times. Kohli remarked that he has never had such overwhelming support as he has this season. Kohli’s outstanding performance helped RCB win by eight wickets.

“I won’t be standing here being ungrateful for all that I have achieved. With the very first shot off Shami, I felt I could hit length balls over the fielder’s head. I knew that tonight was the night when I could kick on. It has been wonderful that I have got so much support in this edition. I am forever grateful for all the love that I have never seen before,” he added.