A merciless onslaught from AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis in the death took Royal Challengers Bangalore past the 200-run mark which proved to be enough against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. As a result of their fourth win in the season, RCB climbed up from the bottom of the points table while Kings XI continue to languish just outside the top four.
Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, is well-known for his aggressive celebrations. During the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday, we got to witness another animated send-off from the Indian skipper. Chasing 203 to win, KXIP needed 27 runs off the final over.
Captain Ravichandran Ashwin came to the crease and hit Umesh Yadav’s first delivery for a six. Ashwin hoped for the same result on the next delivery too but he mistimed his shot and the ball went straight to Kohli, stationed at the long-on boundary. After safely completing the catch, Kohli reacted in a rather animated manner.
— Chowkidar Shruthi Thumbri 🇮🇳 (@ShruthiThumbri) April 24, 2019
M42: RCB vs KXIP – Ravichandran Ashwin Wicket https://t.co/7oV9lO9udQ
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After the match, when asked about the send-off, Ashwin defended his equal number saying that they both are passionate players. “I just play with passion and so does he,” Ashwin said at the post-match press conference.
As far as the match in concerned, RCB continue to stay afloat as they beat KXIP by 17 runs in Bengaluru. However this incident created a furore on Internet where the netizens started debating the either what Kohli did was right or wrong.
What Kohli did when ‘celebrating’ his catch to dismiss Ravi Ashwin was beyond puerile & reprehensible.
How will their equation be when they play Tests?
Does he think that all is fine after a send-off like that?
Does he even think in the heat of the moment?
— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) April 24, 2019
The disgusting gesture towards Ashwin from the official captain of Indian team can be one of the reasons why R.Ashwin isnt in WC squad !Let Kohli learn some discipline atleast, if not captaincy skills from dhoni.
— Akash krishnaraj (@akashkrish) April 24, 2019
— Ashirwad Karande (@AshirwadKarande) April 24, 2019
— dinesh (@dnshblj) April 24, 2019
— Ashutosh vashistha (@vashisthvachan) April 24, 2019
As long as it’s just on the field and in the heat of the competition, it’s all fine.. I’m sure both of them respect each other mutually.#RCB scripting a good comeback. Hope they keep the momentum going👍
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) April 24, 2019
Come on Virat !
— MOHIT BHOIR (@MOHITBHOIR4) April 24, 2019
Virat Kohli on field behavior disgraceful why is he giving such a send-off to Ashwin after loosing 7 games almost in a row learn from Ms Dhoni and Rohit Sharma
— TIMOROUS ENIGMA (@enigma_timorous) April 24, 2019
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