Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh has lavished praise on Virat Kohli after the latter returned to his form with a stunning match-winning fifty for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the just-concluded clash against Rajasthan Royals.
The RCB skipper scored an unbeaten 72 to take his side to the top of the points table with three wins from the opening four games. Virat Kohli had started his campaign in IPL 2020 on a poor note, scoring just 18 runs in the opening three games.
In fact, he could not hit a single boundary in those three innings before hitting one during the super over against Mumbai Indians. Virat Kohli started the tournament with a 14-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the following game against Kings XI Punjab, he was out for a five-ball one as RCB suffered a crushing 97-run defeat.
And his performance against Mumbai Indians was perhaps the worst of the lot as he managed just 3 runs from 11 balls. However, he bounced back in style against Royals to take his team to a crushing eight-wicket win. His impressive knock was studded with seven fours and two sixes.
The right-handed batsman also shared a crucial 99-run stand with Devdutt Padikkal (63) which sealed the game for the RCB as they chased down 154 without much trouble. Following the game, Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to lavish praise on his former IPL and India teammate. The batting legend also had some words of praise for Padikkal as he wrote:
“Form is temporary class is forever ! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually ! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer”
Form is temporary class is forever ! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually ! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer 😜
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 3, 2020
Milestone for Virat Kohli:
During the course of his knock, Virat Kohli also became the first batsman to breach the 5,500 runs in IPL. He has now 5,502 IPL runs to his name. The second highest run-scorer in the tournament is Suresh Raina who is not playing in the ongoing competition due to personal reasons.
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