Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli celebrated his half-century against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium on April 22, 2021, by dedicating the milestone to his daughter Vamika.
Virat Kohli has been in pink of form as captain as RCB have not lost a single match in the ongoing IPL 2021, the first time they have won their first matches in the history of the tournament. It has been nothing but amazing for the red army as in IPL 2020, they had qualified for the playoffs for the first time after IPL 2016 and now they are on the top of the points table after four wins from four matches.
Rajasthan Royals had batted first after Virat Kohli after a long time won a toss and chose to field. The decision proved to be a good one as RR lost openers Jos Buttler and Manan Vohra for the single-digit score. Shivam Dube (46), Riyan Parag (25), and Rahul Tewatia (40) were the major contributors to RR’s final total of 177/9 in 20 overs.
For RCB, Mohammed Siraj picked 3/27 and Harshal Patel took 3/47.
In reply, RCB openers Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli carried out a demolition job on the RR bowlers as they chased down the target without even losing a wicket with 21 balls in hand as well. Devdutt Padikkal scored 101* in 52 balls with 11 fours and 6 sixes to his name which is his first century in the IPL and second in T20 format.
Virat Kohli Blows Kisses To Wife Anushka Sharma And Celebrates Fifty With A Baby Gesture
On the other hand, Virat Kohli played the supporting role for Padikkal and at the end of the innings, broke out and ended up making 72* in 47 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes to his name. This was RCB’s 200th IPL match and skipper Virat Kohli made sure that they celebrated the milestone with a victory.
Not only this, but Virat Kohli also became the first batsman in the Indian Premier League to reach the 6000-run milestone. It was an amazing innings during which he both played the anchor role and demolished the attack as well, all while guiding the young Padikkal to his first IPL century.
On reaching his half-century, Virat Kohli blew kisses to his wife Anushka Sharma, who has joined him in the RCB bio-bubble with their daughter Vamika as well. Kohli also had a special gesture for his daughter as he did the baby rocking motion to dedicate his fifty to Vamika.
Here is the video:
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