<strong>Mumbai:</strong> Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said on Saturday that Virat Kohli's half-century against Gujarat Titans in the IPL game on Saturday will work as a much-needed confidence booster for the batter as well as his team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Several former cricketers, including ex-India coach Ravi Shastri, have suggested Kohli should take a break from the game, but in the match against Gujarat Titans, the former RCB captain showed signs of returning to form. <p></p> <p></p>Kohli, after enduring a series of failures (0, 0, 9 in his previous three innings), finally scored a half-century and Gavaskar said the fifty came at the right time for him and it will work as a confidence booster for the beleaguered batter. <p></p> <p></p>Playing as a second-fiddle to Rajat Patidar, who hit a quick-fire 52 runs, the right-handed Kohli hit some well-timed boundaries for his 53-ball 58. The duo added 99 runs for the second wicket to help RCB post 170/6. <p></p> <p></p>"It was a knock that he needed; it was a knock that RCB wanted as well. Once you get going and get a fifty, it augurs well for the remaining matches as well. Your main man is hitting the ball cleanly, the feet are moving into position quite nicely. It's a confidence-building innings. Definitely, as far as the RCB is concerned, they will be very, very happy," Gavsakar told Star Sports. <p></p> <p></p>RCB captain Faf du Plessis too lauded the efforts of Kohli, "It was a huge step in the right direction to get a solid 50. You want one of your top-four to get the 70s in the future, so it's good." <p></p> <p></p>RCB will next face Chennai Super Kings on May 4 and the team will be hoping Kohli continues to get runs as they can't afford any more slip-ups in the tournament.