Twitter went crazy tonight, as AB de Villiers managed to bring his side over the finishing line. RCB were in trouble at one stage, with the match finely balanced by the 17th over.
But things changed after AB went after Rahman, and effectively finished the match in the 18th over.
This is what Kohli had to say after the win,
“Very happy. First home game is crucial. Last year, we couldn’t get off to a start. Crowd has a lot of expectations, and tonight was a game we wanted badly, especially in the initial stages of the tournament. We knew new ball will come on nicely, and the batsmen hit some good shots. Umesh bowled well; getting three wickets in an over is great.”
Here are the best Twitter reactions!
Good for RCB to get points on the board. Mujeeb bowled beautifully for 3 overs, the ball to get Kohli was a dream delivery, but ABD turned the game in his 4th over with those two sixes, will be a great learning curve for the 17 year old. #RCBvKXIP
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 13, 2018
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 13, 2018
A request to Bollywood/Tollywood/Sandalwood…pl don’t release any thrillers for next 45 days. IPL is providing one every night. 😊🙏🙌 #RCBvKXIP
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 13, 2018
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) April 13, 2018
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) April 13, 2018
I sometimes wonder if we should test AB's flesh to see if it's actually human and not an advanced alien prototype that merely resembles human flesh. #RCBvKXIP
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) April 13, 2018