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One part of the game is entertaining, however it lacks balance: Regarding Impact Player Rule, Kohli

May 18, New Delhi In response to Rohit Sharma’s remarks criticizing the Impact Player Rule, Virat Kohli has defended the captain of his country and spoken out against the regulation, arguing that it upsets the equilibrium of the game.

“Rohit and I both agree. Kohli told Jio Cinema, “Entertainment is one part of the game, but there’s no balance.

Since the impact player rule was implemented for the 2023 Indian Premier League, clubs’ strategies have undergone significant modifications. Three of the highest IPL scores ever have been achieved in the 2024 season (SRH against RCB, SRH vs. MI, and KKR vs. DC).

“Bowlers feel as if they ought to act. It’s the first time I have ever seen bowlers believe they would give up four or six every ball. We are playing really good cricket, and I don’t think it should be so dominating. An equal balance between bat and ball has a certain elegance. “Not every team has the mystique of Rashid Khan or a Bumrah (Jasprit),” the all-time IPL top run scorer said.

With 13 games played so far and 661 runs scored, Virat Kohli is the current Indian Premier League orange cap holder. Even more astounding is the strike rate of 155.16 that he is hitting at, the highest in his illustrious IPL career, which he credits to the implementation of the impact player rule.

“I’m telling you, there’s a reason I play with a strike rate of 200 or higher during powerplays—there’s just one extra batter.” I am aware that a batsman is also in line at number eight. Not only me, but a lot of others, I believe, are experiencing this upset in equilibrium, Kohli said.

Virat’s remarks are a response to Rohit Sharma’s remarks, in which the captain of the Indian squad strongly attacked the players rule, saying it would negatively affect the national team and impede the growth of all-rounders.

“I don’t think highly of impact players. You are drastically altering the game in order to provide the folks around with a little bit of amusement. However, if you honestly examine just the cricket-related part of it,. I could give you a ton of examples, but for the Indian team, it is not good that players like Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube are not getting to bowl. To be honest, I’m not a fan of it. I’m not sure what you can do about it,” Rohit Sharma said on the Club Praire podcast.

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