IPL 2021: End century drought or win IPL? Saba Karim opines what Virat Kohli would ‘want’ in this IPL

Virat Kohli has been facing a drought of centuries in international cricket for the last two years as his last century came in India’s inaugural Day/Night Test against Bangladesh back in 2019.

Even though Kohli looked good in the recent series against Australia and England, he has not been able to get to the three-figure mark.

With the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) less than a week away, Saba Karim answered what Virat Kohli will want from this year’s IPL- winning the trophy or ending his tournament drought.

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“If you ask Virat Kohli about what he wants from this IPL, whether he wants to score a century or if wants RCB to be the champion, I feel Virat Kohli will definitely say that his dream is for RCB to be the champions and he has a significant contribution in that,” he said.

Karim then went on to add that hitting a century or not won’t make a difference by saying, “I don’t think whether he scores a century or not will make a difference to Virat Kohli’s career. Yes, the difference will be made if Virat Kohli grabs the elusive IPL trophy.”

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Kohli faced difficulties against spinners in the England series and will be tested on spinning wickets in the IPL 2021 opener at Chennai.

“It (playing on spin-friendly tracks in Chennai) will definitely be challenging, but the good thing is that Virat has decided to open the batting. It will be a very big opportunity for him to post a big score,” said Karim during a discussion on India News.

The 32-year-old will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on 9 April in Chennai.

(With India News inputs)

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