Kohli's Form Key to RCB's IPL Playoff Hopes, Says Kaif

Kohli's Form Key to RCB's IPL Playoff Hopes, Says Kaif

Virat Kohli's Form Crucial for Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL Playoff Hopes

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has highlighted the pivotal role of Virat Kohli's form in determining Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) journey to the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs this season.

Kohli, who has been absent from international cricket since January, is expected to return to the IPL fold ahead of RCB's season opener against the Chennai Super Kings on March 22. Kaif believes that Kohli's exceptional form over the past couple of years makes him a key player for RCB.

"Virat Kohli has been playing amazing cricket for the last 1-2 years; he has been in good form... He has been in amazing form since then, and when a player like Virat Kohli is in form, he knows how to make runs in every match," Kaif said on the Star Sports show "Game Plan."

Kohli has a stellar IPL record, having scored 639 runs at an average of 53.25 in the 2023 season. Kaif pointed out that Kohli consistently performs well in the tournament, especially after returning from a break.

"One special thing about Virat Kohli is that every time he comes back from a break, he plays really well... Virat Kohli's form will decide RCB's place in the playoffs," Kaif stressed.

While acknowledging the presence of other key players like Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell in the RCB lineup, Kaif emphasized that Kohli's form is indispensable for the team's playoff hopes.

"It's important that Virat Kohli is in form with Maxwell and Green for RCB to qualify for the playoffs," Kaif added.

Kohli's return to the IPL is highly anticipated, and his form will be closely watched as RCB aims to secure a spot in the playoffs.

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