Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli came under fire for his string of low scores in the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. The world’s best batsman failed to contribute in all the three games he played.
In the first match against SRH, Kohli scored just 14 runs. In the second fixture against Kings XI Punjab, he scored 1 off 5 balls.
RCB captain continued his bad touch with the bat as he got out on a single digit. He scored just 3 off 11 deliveries against Mumbai Indians in the just-concluded match.
During the match against Mumbai Indians, Kohli didn’t look comfortable from the word go. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar mounted pressure on the RCB captain. In the process, Kohli fell prey to Rahul Chahar’s bowling early on in the game.
The trap was perfectly laid by Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma as he took Kohli’s catch in his safe pair of hands. After Kohli’s hat-trick of failures, commentators and fans started questioning the 31-year-old for his inconsistency.
Preity Zinta comes out in support of Virat Kohli
While several fans questioned Kohli for his failures, Kings XI Punjab co-owner voiced her support for the out-of-form Kohli. Kohli hit a boundary on the last ball of the super over to seal the victory in Dubai.
RCB captain hit Bumrah for a magnificent four as RCB came out on top much to MI’s annoyance. After Kohli hit the winning runs for his side, KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta slammed Kohli’s critics.
“OMG! Another thriller another #SuperOver. Both teams played so WELL. My heart goes out to #IshanKishan Hard Luck #Mumbai Congrats #RCB As for #Virat critics – the last one ball 4 won RCB the game Form is temporary Class is Permanent so chill out. #RCBvMI #Ipl2020 #Dream11IPL,” the actress wrote.
AB de Villiers – Man of the Match
Royal Challengers posted 201 for the loss of three wickets in their quota of overs. AB de Villiers was the pick of the batsmen for RCB. He scored a magnificent 55 off just 22 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch scored 54 and 52 respectively. The youngster Shivam Dube rose to the occasion and scored 10-ball-27 which included 3 sixes and a four. AB de Villiers was named the Player of the Match for his batting exploits.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore’s next game, they will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals on October 3 in Abu Dhabi.