IPL 2022: Virat Kohli selects two breakthrough stars for RCB.© BCCI/IPL
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 finally starting, fans have been entertained with exciting entertaining cricket since March 26th. The ongoing season will also see many unknown stars come into the spotlight and Virat Kohli decided to share his picks for the Royal Challengers Bangalore breakthrough star for the year. Speaking through the franchise’s social media holder, Kohli selected two players and also labeled one of them as a “potential breakthrough season”.
Kohli’s first choice was Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka and the batsman praised his skills.
“I’m very excited for Wanindu, I think she’s someone who can really get into that zone. She has the skills to go through a great season, a really consistent season”, he said.
Hasaranga was part of the RCB contingent last season and was released after IPL 2021. He rejoined the franchise for Rs 10.75 crore in this year’s mega auction. Last year, he played two games and failed to pick up any wickets.
Kohli also received special praise for 22 -year -old Anuj Rawat. The uncovered goalkeeper hitter was bought by RCB for Rs 3.4 crore during a mega auction and represented the Rajasthan Royals (RR) last year.
“Anuj is another person who is a very interesting talent. (He is) the potential of a successful season. These are the names I see,” Kohli said.
After IPL 2021, Kohli resigned as RCB captain but was one of the players not released by the team. The new acquisition of Faf du Plessis has taken over the baton from Kohli.
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