People forget Kohli is human, not a machine: Coach
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is having some bad form in the field as he failed to contribute for the team as a batsman. The Kohli led side experienced a defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their last game. Criticism has flowed for his performance with the bat and in the field.
Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma feels it is just a part of a sportsman’s life. He also said it’s the quality in Kohli that led him a lot of expectation by the fans.
“It is just a part and parcel of a sportsman’s life. You have good days and you have bad days on the pitch. It is just that Kohli has set such a benchmark that people forget he is only human and not a machine. You are bound to have off days and there is nothing wrong with it. People will ask if there is some technical issue or a mindset issue, but I will again say that it is a part of the game.
“You cannot succeed every time you walk onto the pitch. Kohli’s fans have been so used to seeing him perform consistently that even one bad innings makes them sad,” he pointed.
Kohli fall victim to criticism as he dropped some catches and people believes it’s Rahul catch which snatched away the match from RCB.
“Firstly, like I said before, these things happen. Anybody can miss a catch or two. Even Jonty Rhodes missed a catch here and there. Javed Miandad was considered a great fielder and if you go back and look, he also did slip once or twice.
“So, this has nothing to do with patience or the urge to set the tone after the resumption of cricket. It is just a bad day on the field which can happen to even the best. He has played enough cricket to come back strongly and lead from the front,” the coach smiled.