A jam packed Eden Gardens was extremely hyped up for the KKR’s first match of IPL 2018 against the Virat Kohli’s RCB.
A new look KKR under the stewardship of Dinesh Karthik looked ready for the occasion, as DK looked to get the better of Virat Kohli in his first match as an IPL captain.
After the initial blitz from Brendon McCullum, AB and Kohli took over as they put on their 15th fifty run partnership for RCB. The South African champion in particular looked very dangerous, as AB was striking the ball sweetly and was primed for a big innings.
But everything changed in two deliveries, as Nitish Rana first got AB’s prize wicket for his captain. The next ball was even better, as Rana yorked Kohli, with the RCB skipper absolutely stunned to see his stumps disturbed by the bowler.
Check out the best Twitter reactions to Nitish Rana’s double break through!
And who would have thought, who would have thought, that Nitish Rana will get both! Nitish Rana! You see something new everyday
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 8, 2018
Commentators were discussing about can this be a 36 runs over. Blink of an eye @NitishRana_27 took 2 of the most precious wickets possible. The gambling has worked , clever captaincy from @DineshKarthik 😉 #IPL #KKRvRCB
— visakh venugopal (@visakh_vg) April 8, 2018
Michael Clarke after 14 overs: This is a big mistake. Why is Nitish Rana coming on?
Michael Clarke after 14.3 overs: Why didn't Nitish Rana bowl earlier?#KKRvRCB
— Pratik (@fake_engineer7) April 8, 2018
Looked like a very risky move but it has paid off and like how. Nitish Rana has got AB De villiers and Kohli in successive balls. This is something worth telling his grandchildren #KKRvRCB
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 8, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 8, 2018
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) April 8, 2018