The sixth match of IPL 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore was one such match where nothing worked out for Virat Kohli. He had a forgettable day at the office and would be looking to move on as quickly as possible.
He dropped Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul twice and the latter went on to make his India captain pay a big price for the same. Rahul was on 83 and 89 when he was dropped by Virat Kohli and went on to smash an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls. His stunning knock was studded with 14 fours and seven sixes.
After being dropped by Virat Kohli, Rahul smashed 42 runs from just 9 balls. In the 19th over, he hit Dale Steyn for 26 runs before ending the innings by hitting Shivam Dube for a four and two sixes on the final three balls. Riding on Rahul’s knock, Kings XI Punjab went on to post a huge total of 206 for 3 in the allotted 20 overs.
As if those twin drops were not enough, Virat Kohli failed with the bat too. The RCB captain managed to score just 1 before being sent back by Sheldon Cottrell. And as Virat Kohli was struggling on the field, he was being brutally trolled on Twitter for his two dropped catches and failure with the bat.
The cricket fans did not waste the rare opportunity of trolling the batting superstar.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Abhishek Singh Rajput (@RudeRajput1) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli is the best fielder of India
Le people watching today's match pic.twitter.com/0jJrSVTXMf
— Lucky Dhurve (@DhurveLucky) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli next time trying to slander his players for dropping catches but realises he dropped twice…. pic.twitter.com/61iSFZuW5Q
— Sia ²⁴ (@fcbsiaaaa) September 24, 2020
— Yupphupp (@yupphupp) September 24, 2020
*Kohli drops 2 catches in a match*
RCB Fans: *blames 2020 for it*
— Izhar (@izzhhar) September 24, 2020
— Backbenchers Business (@Backbenchers_B) September 24, 2020
The last time Kohli dropped two absolute sitters within five minutes, Manmohan Singh was the Prime minister of India.
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) September 24, 2020
Kohli dropped easy catch, and proved, you need abs for modeling only. #RCBvKXIP
— ANSHUMAN? (@AvengerReturns) September 24, 2020
Kohli dropped more catches than the runs he made today… sorry ?
— Rupin Kale (@Vegansportlover) September 24, 2020
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) September 24, 2020
Dropped 2 catches
Scored only 1 run
— Sû Mâ Ñtâ (@Su_Ma_Nta) September 24, 2020
When Kohli drops 2 easy catches of KL Rahul, makes terrible bowling changes and then gets out playing a reckless shot for a single digit score
— SWIGHT DCHRUTE (@FaastAndCurious) September 24, 2020
— Salil Rana (@iSalilRana) September 24, 2020
As far as the game is concerned, it looks all over for RCB. At the time of writing this report, they were reeling at 87 for 6 in the 14th over. All of their recognised batsmen were already back in the hut.