Batting superstar Virat Kohli just keeps setting the bar higher with his fitness and commitment. Widely regarded as the best batsman across formats, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has looked supremely fit in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the UAE.
Despite the long lay-off due to the lockdown and the harsh conditions in UAE, Virat Kohli’s fitness is at its best. And he showed it once again on Wednesday during his side’s thumping win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. RCB thrashed KKR by eight wickets to register their seven win in ten games this season.
With the win, they also moved to the second spot in the points table and are have all but ensured their passage to the next round. In a lopsided contest, RCB thoroughly dominated KKR. Led by Mohammed Siraj’s stunning spell of 3 wickets for just 8 runs in four overs, RCB managed to restrict KKR to a paltry total of 84 for 8.
In reply, the Virat Kohli-led side chased down the total inside 14 overs by losing just two wickets. Openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch set the platform for an easy win by adding 46 runs for the first wicket before both departed in the seventh over. Virat Kohli and Gurkeerat Mann then shared an unbeaten 39-run stand to take their team over the line.
Virat Kohli’s extreme fitness and commitment:
Coming to the incident that showed Virat Kohli’s stunning fitness as well as commitment, it took place on the final ball of the match. When RCB needed just one run, the RCB skipper guided a Prasidh Krishna delivery past the keeper and decided to take two runs.
While his side needed only one, the right-handed batsman made the effort to come back for the second which did not get registered in the scorebooks due to the rules.
Here is a clip of the incident:
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