Virat Kohli vs KKR out: The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore was dismissed for a single-digit score against Knight Riders.
During the 10th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakravarthy made early inroads into the opposition’s batting lineup by picking a couple of wickets in his first over.
Being asked to share the new ball with veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh by captain Eoin Morgan, Chakravarthy foxed Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli (5) to play a false aerial shot.
With Kohli looking to clear mid-off, he ended up slicing the ball over extra cover as the ball hit the outer part of his bat. KKR batsman Rahul Tripathi, who was fielding at extra cover, back-pedaled a few steps before grabbing a magnificent reflex catch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
On the last delivery of the same over, Chakravarthy cleaned up Rajat Patidar (1) as the only inclusion into RCB’s XI for this match failed to make an impact with the bat.
Earlier, it was Kohli who had won the toss and elected to bat. Unlike Royal Challengers, Knight Riders have fielded an unchanged Playing XI for their last league match in at this venue.
Virat Kohli vs KKR out
P.S. I made Virat Kohli the captain in my Dream 11 team 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/XJNxL2gLdy
— Shoronjeet Banerjee (@shoronjeet16) April 18, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
The Kohli dismissal: that catch is much tougher than the stuff you see on the boundary. This is tough to practice, the boundary flicks are now regular in training sessions. Great work from Tripathi. #IPL2021
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) April 18, 2021
Spl catch this.. Most difficult in cricket to run backwards and hold on to one and that too of Virat. He must have felt the pressure of the batsman while running. Well done #rahul
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 18, 2021
How sweet those wickets must be for Chakravarthy after being kept out of the India squad on account of not being fit enough
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) April 18, 2021
Great start by KKR. Kohli an Oatidar in one over, RCB already on the backfoot
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 18, 2021
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