Good day for RCB, not a good day for Virat Kohli
Skipper of Indian Cricket Team & Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli‘s anger is not new to us. We have witnessed his anger & its reaction every now & then. This is the same reason he is in the news again. Kohli was reprimanded by the match referee Vengalil Narayan Kutty after the former was seen breaching the Indian premier League’s code of conduct during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday, April 14.
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the 32-year-old Kohli was charged with a Level 1 breach of clause 2.2, pertaining to
“Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match”.
The 31-year-old got out for 33 runs from 29 deliveries. His knock included four boundaries. He lost his wicket to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Jason Holder. Kohli was surprised by the bounce Holder generated from the back of the length delivery. The top edge carried to Vijay Shankar fielding in the deep.
Back in 2016, Gautam Gambhir was caught in a similar kind of citation where he was fined 15% of his match fee.
RCB is currently at the top of the table & has won both the matches played against MI & SRH. Glenn Maxwell’s half-century followed by Shahbaz Ahmed’s three-wicket haul scripted the win for RCB.
“Not as exhausted as I am proud (of the team). It was a top game for us, the wicket is going to get challenging, we saw that yesterday. You are never really out of the game in these conditions. We have more bowling options and those extra bowling options made those impact performances in the middle overs,”Kohli commented on the pitch during the presentation.
“The wicket was never a belter and our execution under pressure was spot on. It kept getting tougher and tougher with the old ball,”he stated.
“I told the guys don’t think that we struggled to get to 149. I believed we could win with 150. If it was tough for us, it would be tough for them as well. I think Maxi’s innings was the difference for us,”Virat added.