Pietersen on Kohli’s form
In the Indian Premier League 2020 so far, Virat Kohli has scored 14 and 1 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively. His team, fans, expects are waiting to see him in full glory after months of pandemic forced break. Kevin Pietersen while talking about the same on a Star Sports show said, “I think that I am going to stick with where I was at the start of the tournament. Talking about a guy like Virat Kohli, you are talking about his showmanship and where he likes to play the game. And, his ability to accept the energy of the ground.”
Pietersen further added that Kohli knows to accept his responsibility and Pietersen would like to see how Kohli returns to runs. “He hasn’t started very well at all. And he accepts that, and he even said at the press conference, accepting the responsibility of some of the stuff that he has been doing. So, he is man enough to accept his responsibility and I am still very interested to see how a guy like him makes a comeback.”
Showman like Kohli needs spectators
Kevin Pietersen went on to remind all about Virat Kohli’s best showmanship. He also opined that a showman needs spectators which is not allowed in stadiums at present. In fact, to Pietersen it will be most interesting to see Kohli with no crowds.
“He is the best of the best when it comes to batting has the best showmanship of the sport. But there is no spectators and a showman needs spectators. So, at the moment, he is not very good, and he accepts that. But it will be very interesting to see if that graph does move and he gets used to playing. It will be the most interesting feature of this IPL to see Kohli with no crowds.”