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‘From having the world at his feet, he lost captaincy and now form’ – Twitter heartbroken after Virat Kohli’s second golden duck

Virat Kohli has made headlines again for all the wrong reasons. His awful IPL continues after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is his second consecutive golden duck.

Kohli’s woes with the moving ball around the off-stump line seem to have no end. Today he was done in by Marco Jansen, who decimated the RCB top-order, not just Kohli. Faf du Plessis’ inconsistent season continued as well; his off stump was knocked over by a length delivery that held its line.

Kohli was in to bat next, but Jansen turned up two in two. He bowled a full delivery that angled across the stumps and stayed straight, and Kohli couldn’t resist giving it a jab. It took the outside edge and landed in the hands of Aiden Markram at second slip, masterful plan from Williamson that was perfectly executed by Jansen. RCB has recovered plenty of times from losing three in the powerplay, but their troubes caught up with them today when they were bowled out for 68.

Virat Kohli dismissed for a second consecutive golden duck, for the first time in his IPL career

In RCB’s previous game against Lucknow Super Giants, Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck as well. He miscued the rise of a Dushmantha Chameera delivery that was sprayed in a length outside off, and tapped it straight to the fielder at backward point. Thanks to Faf du Plessis’ 96, RCB recovered from the loss of early wickets to post 186 on the board.

But Kohli’s dreadful IPL season continues. So far he has made 119 runs from eight innings, with two forty plus scores but a dismal average of just 17, and a below par strikerate of 122.

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