Three golden ducks, three single-digit scores and just one score above 50.

The move to open the innings with Virat Kohli backfired as the former RCB skipper scored just 9 runs off 10 balls against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022. After somehow surviving Trent Boult’s over, he was dismissed by Prasidh Krishna.

Earlier, Faf du Plessis revealed that Virat would open the innings with him as the management wants to see him back in form.

“We would open with him as I want to see real Virat Kohli in the league. We are hoping for the best result,” he said.

However, the 33-year-old failed to justify the confidence. In 9 matches, he has accumulated just 128 runs in the 15th season of the tournament, including two golden ducks.

Virat is still the highest run-getter in the competition, with over 6400 runs.

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