RCB vs CSK: Virat Kohli takes revenge from Ishant Sharma after cheeky send-off (Watch Video)

Updated - 13 May 2024, 11:32 AM

Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma
Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma. Image Credit: BCCI-IPL

Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma were involved in a light-hearted banter during the must-win IPL 2024 clash for both the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, May 12, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The two Indian and Delhi’s cricketing icons have been teammates since their young days and share great camaraderie both on and off the field. While Ishant has played numerous matches for Team India under Kohli's captaincy in the traditional format, they've yet to play for the same IPL franchise.

Recently, Virat and Ishant stole the show at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium with their friendly banter during a crucial IPL 2024 clash between RCB and DC, showcasing their heartwarming camaraderie. It was all started by Ishant, and Kohli gave it back to the Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer in a most hilarious way.

Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma's playful banter lights up RCB vs DC clash

Well, the camaraderie between the Delhi mates took a playful turn, as Kohli managed to hit Ishant for a boundary and a six during the important match. Amidst the action, the duo was involved in light-hearted sledging.

After hitting the boundary off Ishan’s delivery, the RCB batter went up to the DC pacer and asked him to take a slip for the next ball, as there was no one at first to stop the ball from going for the boundary.

Then, Kohli hit Ishant for a no-look six over deep wicket. However, Ishant had the last laugh as he ultimately dismissed Kohli for 27 off 13 balls. It was Ishant’s turn to poke fun at Kohli, as he gave a friendly shoulder tug to the RCB star, who couldn't help but smile while walking away with a wry smile and head bowed.

When Virat Kohli takes his revenge on Ishant Sharma

Later, as DC struggled in their chase against RCB, Ishant had to come to bat at No. 11. Taking his revenge, Kohli teased Ishant on his arrival before giving his friend a warm welcome to the crease. While preparing the ball for the next delivery, Kohli approached Ishant, engaging in more friendly banter.

Ishant, not one to back down, responded to Kohli, leading to laughter between the two players, which shows how they are good friends, as do the clips of the moments all over the internet.

RCB vs DC Match Highlights

Speaking about the match, DC’s stand-in captain, Akshar Patel, won the toss and decided to bowl first against the RCB. However, RCB didn’t have that great a start with the bat, but Rajat Patidar’s fifty along with the valuable contributions from Will Jacks (41) and Cameron Green (32*) helped the hosts post a competitive total of 187/9 on the board against the DC.

Khaleel Ahmed (2/31) and Rasikh Salam (2/23) were the standout performers for the DC with the ball against the hosts, Bengaluru. Later, Yash Dayal’s three-wicket haul and Lockie Ferguson’s (2/23) helped RCB successfully defend the target and win the crucial match by 47 runs against Delhi.

Akshar Patel was the top scorer for DC with 57 runs off 39 balls against the RCB. With this win, RCB jumped to the fifth spot in the standings, and now they are aiming to beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their final league game on May 18 in Bengaluru to make it to the IPL 2024 playoffs.