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Believe it or not! Virat Kohli is a left-handed batsman, says IPL website

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, has been termed as a left-handed batsman in his player profile in the official Indian Premier League website.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 14, 2017 18:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Virat Kohli,Indian Premier League,Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli’s batting style has been labelled left-handed according to the official website of the Indian Premier League.(Hindustan Times)

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.

Virat Kohli’s batting style has been termed left-handed in the official website of the Indian Premier League. ( IPL website )

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.

First Published: Apr 14, 2017 12:57 IST