After over 1,400 days, Virat Kohli led the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Even though Kohli did not have a good start with the bat, he would take the result any day. RCB beat IPL 2022 runner-up Rajasthan Royals in an impressive seven-run win.
Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma, were happy after their team beat Sanju Samson’s team in a hard-fought match. Bollywood star Anushka Sharma was seen in Bengaluru cheering for Kohli and the RCB. When Kohli and RCB won, a video of Anushka Sharma celebrating on social media went viral.
After the win, RCB’s stand-in leader Virat Kohli credited Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, and pacer Mohammed Siraj. “We talked about this during the toss.” The field looked dry, and I told the guys they would have to play for 10 overs under the lights, which is hard here. The good thing was that the ball got dirty. But games are always played thanks to the impact player rule and the extra hitter. “That’s why so many games have been close,” Kohli said at the presentation after the game.
“Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) and Faf (du Plessis) were even better on the counterattack than they were in Chennai because the field was better that day.” In just four overs, Maxi won the game. “We thought 160 might be enough, but the way they batted helped us get to 190,” he said.
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Kohli said that Siraj deserved to wear the Purple Cap because he got Jos Buttler out after just two balls. “In the past, he (Siraj) got Jos Buttler out, and he’s playing as well as I’ve ever seen.” He shows he is serious and has faith by running in with the new ball. This is why he has the Purple Cap. Kohli said, “He’s leading the attack, and I hope Josh Hazlewood comes in for the next game.”
The leader of the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson, supported the team’s choice to send Ravichandran Ashwin instead of Jason Holder, even though his team lost by only a few runs despite scoring 61 runs in the last 30 balls. “With his experience, Ashwin had come through in the last couple of games when the pressure was on.” We thought we could count on his experience as six and four in the Ahmedabad game,” Samson said.
“10s, 12s, and 13s in an over can get on this ground.” It’s all about getting momentum. Usually, Hetty does this for us, but he had a bad day, so one shot here and there does the trick. “The thought keeps changing, and we decide when a wicket falls,” Samson said.