virat kohliChinnaswamy’s affinity for Chinnaswamy Stadium is well known to all and was once again on display during the thrilling clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.
Amid boisterous ‘Kohli, Kohli’ chants, the former RCB captain left no stone unturned in crushing LSG’s bowling attack. He continued to be the aggressor during his 96-race partnership with the skipper. Faff de Plessisslamming to a close a tremendous half century.
However, the former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull he appeared to be unimpressed with Kohli’s game plan as he blasted the Indian icon. Doull raised concerns about Kohli’s strike rate afterwards, noting how Kohli slowed down a bit to get to 50. Notably, the Delhi-born cricketer had taken just seven balls to score the first 42 runs, but it took eight balls to score the next eight runs. to break his second fifty of the season.
“Virat Kohli started out as a train. He was hammering shots. But from 42 to 40 they took 10 balls. He is worried about his personal milestone. I don’t think there’s a place for that in this game. You just have to keep going, especially with the grounds in hand at that stage. Yo have to go ahead”, Doull said during the match.
Coming back to the RCB vs LSG match, the KL Rahul led team pulled off a thrilling victory after defeating the hosts Bangalore by 1 wicket. marcus stoinis (65 of 30) and Nicholas Pooran (62 of 19) played explosive innings to keep their team in the game, which went all the way, with 1 needed on the final ball. The scores were level, and a super over was looming before the number 11 batsman avesh khan he managed to sneak into a farewell run and broke out in celebration by throwing his helmet, for which the cricketer also faced disciplinary action.