Virat Kohli showed his genius as a captain and player as he led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from the front in their stunning 37-run victory over the struggling Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He remained unbeaten on 90 runs off 52 deliveries and led RCB to restrict CSK to 132/8 in the stipulated 20 overs.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris, who joined the side, after recovering from injury was mighty impressed with the way Kohli panned out his innings. Morris said that despite the wicket being two paced and sticky, Kohli batted brilliantly on the surface as per the requirement of the team.
Virat Kohli did really well against such an experienced bowling lineup: Chris Morris
Kohli has the most runs in the IPL. He recently became the first batsman to surpass the 5500 runs mark. Morris hailed his captain and said that he is an absolute genius and did really well against an experienced bowling lineup, adding, he really likes to lead from the front.
“Halfway through our batting innings, I would be lying to you if I say we did not think that we needed to get a move on, Virat played brilliantly, the wicket was two paced and sticky, it was a Test match length wicket, you did not need to try too much on this wicket. At the end of the day, the wickets will get slower, hopefully, some of the bowlers will get luckier as compared to the batsmen,” Chris Morris said in the post-match press conference.
“After 16 overs, we just thought something needed to happen, there’s a reason why Virat has the most number of runs in the IPL, he is an absolute genius, he did really well against such an experienced bowling lineup, he likes to lead from the front, I like how he goes about his game, he is a leader who likes to win and it helps the rest of the team, I like how he goes about his game,” Morris added.
Kohli has scored 5635 runs in the IPL thus far with five centuries to his name at an average over 38.