PBKS vs RCB: Watch - Virat Kohli taunts Rilee Rossouw by imitating his gun-celebration after latter's dismissal

Updated - 09 May 2024, 11:26 PM

Virat Kohli, Rilee Rossouw
Virat Kohli, Rilee Rossouw [PC: X]

Virat Kohli, on Thursday (May 9), showed his animated side once again as he gave Rilee Rossouw a send-off after Karn Sharma dismissed the South African batsman during the game between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Dharamsala.

Set a target of 242 runs in the must-win clash, PBKS were off to a disastrous start as Swapnil Singh dismissed Prabhsimran Singh in the very first over. However, Rilee Rossouw turned the game on its head by firing on all cylinders right from the start. He walked out to bat in the first over after Prabhsimran's dismissal and took the attack to the opposition.

At the end of the powerplay, PBKS raced away to 75 for 2 with Rilee Rossouw scoring 37 from just 15 balls. In the eighth over, the left-handed batsman hit Cameron Green for a four and a six to complete a whirlwind fifty in just 23 balls.

Rossouw then came up with an interesting celebration. He sat down on one knee and did a gun-like gesture with the bat, pretending to shoot with the willow. The celebration perhaps did not impress Virat Kohli and the RCB superstar made sure to return the favor to Rossouw in the very next over.

On the final ball of the ninth over, Karn Sharma dismissed Rossouw after the latter hit one straight to Will Jacks at long-on. And as soon as Jacks caught the ball, a charged-up Virat Kohli celebrated the big breakthrough by doing the same 'gun celebration' that Rossouw did earlier.

Watch as Virat Kohli gives Rilee Rossouw a send-off:


Talking about the game, PBKS were reeling at 152 for 6 in the 14th over at the time of writing this report. Captain Sam Curran and Ashutosh Sharma were batting in the middle for the hosts. PBKS will be hoping that the duo will pull off a miraculous win for their team and keep them alive in the competition. Earlier in the game, Kohli's brilliant 92-run knock helped RCB post a huge total of 241/7.



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