IPL 2021: Virat Kohli is known around the world for the ferocity with which he approaches any game. Kohli has always been on the front foot to provide his best effort, whether it’s batting, fielding, or captaincy. Kohli’s incredible love for the game and will to win has left observers at times speechless as to how to describe the Indian captain’s beauty.
By highlighting such characteristics of Kohli, it is easy to conclude that the player has not been at his best in terms of batting in recent times. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s encounter against Chennai Super Kings on Friday broke the deadlock for him, as the hitter went all guns blazing in the first innings, scoring 53 off 41 to put his team in a strong position. Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, another opener, spearheaded the side’s batting, amassing 90 runs in the first ten overs. When he left, RCB were in a good position, having scored 111 in 13.2 overs.
When it came to RCB’s bowling, Kohli continued to dazzle the fans. Bangalore bowlers were taken to the cleaners by CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis while defending an under-par score of 157 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. To break the partnership, which had soared to 71 in just 8.1 overs, something spectacular was required. Kohli, on the other hand, remained unfazed, scooping a spectacular catch to dismiss Ruturaj Gaikwad. Kohli sprinted forward from backward point and dived to retrieve the ball mid-air for a clean catch after the CSK opener edged Yuzvendra Chahal’s delivery towards the slip region.
Because the stunner was so beautiful, Gaikwad chose to stay on the field and wait for the TV umpire’s signal, which was fairly in favour of RCB.
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It’s worth mentioning that, after starting the innings at 111/0, RCB could only manage 156/6 in their allotted 20 overs, as the second half of the innings did not go their way, thanks to CSK’s disciplined bowling assault. In the first innings, CSK’s stars were Dwayne Bravo (3/24), Shardul Thakur (2/29), and Deepak Chahar (1/35).
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