The Indian captain said that he was inspired to play openly by putting a pull shot on Jasprit Bumrah in the Super Over against Mumbai Indians. Kohli said after playing a 90-run match-winning innings against Chennai, “I was putting too much pressure on myself in the initial matches. When you start putting too much burden on yourself, you are unable to contribute as a player and your team also needs your contribution. The Super Over match really changed my mind, after that I started practicing and enjoying my batting. ‘
RCB captain Virat Kohli was seen battling his form in the opening matches of the 13th season of IPL. He was able to score only 18 runs in three matches. He was also criticized for this. However after that he batted tremendously against Rajasthan Royals and played an unbeaten innings of 72 runs in 53 balls. Virat then played brilliant innings of 43 and 90 runs.
Virat acknowledged the initial pressure on his form. He said that he had put a lot of pressure on himself in the initial matches but his mindset changed with the Super Over match against Mumbai Indians which helped him to return to form.