Muscat: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has suggested that the "harsh" bio-bubble life could be one of the reasons for Virat Kohli's stunning decision to quit Test captaincy and backed Rohit Sharma to lead India in all formats of the game going forward.
Kohli stunned the cricketing world by stepping down from the Test captaincy following India's 1-2 series loss to South Africa. He had relinquished T20 captaincy after the World Cup last year, and was subsequently removed from ODI leadership, leading to a war of words with the BCCI on the sequence of events leading to these developments.
"People who are critical of the modern day sportsmen I think are foolish because these bio-bubbles are very hard to play in," the former England star batsman told.
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Virat Kohli's struggles and subsequent fight to get back to form has mirrored those of Bangalore's, who defeated GT to remain in playoff contention and now await Delhi Capitals' loss in their last league match against Mumbai Indians
The event marked the wake of Royal Challengers Bangalore becoming the first T20 team in the world to be ranked among the Top 10 most popular teams on social media.
Virat Kohli's 54-ball 73, along with valuable contributions from Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, helped RCB beat GT by eight wickets to keep their IPL 2022 playoff hopes alive.