Virat Kohli’s utterance for Dinesh Karthik after the latter’s scorching 8-ball 30 not here against SunRisers Hyderabad went viral on social media in IPL 2022. Virat Kohli may have struggled with the batting against SunRisers Hyderabad, and yet it did not deter him from supporting his Royal Challengers Bangalore players in Sunday’s IPL 2022 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
After RCB captain Faf du Plessis scored his half-century, Kohli cheered from the change room. However, one of Kohli’s gestures has gone viral on social media. Dinesh Karthik scored 30 not out off only 8 balls to assist RCB compile a match-winning total of 192 for three in 20 overs. Kohli greeted Karthik as he entered the locker room following his feats by kneeling down and giving him a short hug.
Virat Kohli Performance In Prior matches:
In the T20 World Cup, he resumed his dominant form, hitting (and sprinting) like a man on a mission and destroying boundaries with unbelievable ease. Despite scoring 89 runs against the West Indies in the semi-final (continuing his amazing run in the format), India’s bowling faltered at a key stage. One felt really sorry for him because he had to settle for the ‘Player of the Tournament’ honours for the 2nd T20 WC in a row; a difference he will indeed happily exchange for the enigmatic T20 WC trophy.
Kohli’s hunger for runs showed no evidence of abating as he amassed 973 runs in the 2016 Indian Premier League, the much more (by far) through any batsmen in the tournament’s history, while leading his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team to a second-place finish.
Kohli’s gesture for Dinesh:
With the bat, Kohli had a bad day, being bowled for a cover drive by Jagadeesha Suchith on the opening delivery of the match. Kohli’s golden duck was his quarter of the season and his 6th altogether in the IPL. RCB captain du Plessis remained undefeated on 73 off 50 balls, while Rajat Patidar excelled with a 48-ball 48. Karthik’s sensational blitz, which took RCB above the 190-run mark, delivered the late pyrotechnics. Kohli made a lovely gesture to thank Dinesh Karthik for his outstanding ending. After his blazing innings against SRH, Virat Kohli bowed down to Dinesh Karthik.
SunRisers Hyderabad struggled to reach the 193-run goal, losing 2 stumps for most of the first over of the chase. With a 37-ball 58, Rahul Tripathi kept SRH in contention, but he had little help from his team members as SRH were bowled out for 125 in 19.2 overs.
The 67-run victory not only handed Royal Challengers Bangalore two critical points, but it also boosted their net run rate as the playoff battle heats up. Royal Challengers Bangalore is in 4th position with fourteen points from league matches, while Sunrisers Hyderabad is in 6th place with ten points from 11 games.