Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got back on track in front of their masters and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 81 runs in match No. 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. The former RCB captain Virat Kohli had a terrible night with the bat, but he was happy to learn the hook step to SRK’s hit song “Jhoome Jo Pathaan” from the superstar himself.
After the match was over, SRK went up to Kohli and gave him a tight hug. He then showed Kohli how to dance to “Jhoome Jo Pathaan,” a song from his hit movie “Pathaan.” After that, both Kohli and SRK had big smiles on their faces.
Kohli only scored 21 runs off 18 balls, and RCB was out after 17.4 overs with 123 runs. They needed 205 runs to win. Faf du Plessis, the captain, scored the most runs with 23 off of 12 balls. Varun Chakravarthy was the best bowler for KKR. He got 4/15, and “Impact Player” Suyash Sharma also got 3/30 with the ball.
All-rounder Shardul Thakur was the star of KKR’s win. He hit 68 runs off 29 balls to help the home team return from 89 for 5 in the 12th over.
“I don’t know where it came from, and I made it!” You would have thought we were in trouble if you looked at the scores. But your unconscious mind takes over. At the top levels, you also need skills, but we also work hard in the nets. The coaching staff throws us down and gives us a choice to hit from a distance. And you know the pitches; they’re always suitable for the batters, right? Shardul Thakur said
Nitish Rana, the captain of KKR, also said that Shardul Thakur’s performance was “unbelievable.” “If you look at the last game, there were some good things.” We were still in the game even when we were down seven goals. Even today, we fell, and you can thank Gurbaz for that. Shardul Thakur had a fantastic turn at bat. People will talk about Shardul, but Rinku held one end up as planned. “We always knew we wouldn’t give the RCB batters speed in the middle overs,” Rana said.