Virat Kohli is all set to play his first game in the 2017 Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The Indian skipper missed the first three games due to a shoulder injury he sustained during the Ranchi Test against Australia. (IPL 2017 full coverage)
His return has set the IPL abuzz. Kohli’s record in international cricket and the Indian Premier League are phenomenal and it is reflected in his statistics. However, the official website of the Indian Premier League has decided to take his phenomenal skills to another level with a twist. On Kohli’s player profile page, his batting style has been termed left-handed, whereas Kohli bats right-handed.
The Indian skipper’s presence will boost Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have lost two out of their three games in the 2017 edition. Kohli was the difference maker in the 2016 IPL when he smashed four centuries and aggregated 973 runs in 16 games, the most by any player in one edition of the tournament. He is only the second player in the history of IPL to go past 4000 runs, with Suresh Raina being the other batsman.
The Chinnaswamy stadium will be eagerly anticipating the time when Kohli walks out to the middle. One hopes that everything goes ‘right’ for Kohli, both in his batting and in his captaincy.