Watch: Virat Kohli And Rishabh Pant Exchange Jovial Words Amidst Tension
There is absolutely no dearth of entertainment when Virat Kohli is on the field. Whether he is batting or fielding, the 29-year old makes sure that he gives the fans a good time. Well, something similar happened when he was batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Daredevils on Saturday (May 11).
The Royal Challengers skipper was seen having an interesting chat with Daredevils star Rishabh Pant. It initially looked the usually serious Kohli was giving Pant a earful but the incident happened on a brilliant note as both the players ended it with a wide grin on their faces.
The incident happened at the start of the 7th over of the Royal Challengers’ innings. Pant was clapping his hands as is customary of keepers before bending down at the start of a delivery. On the other hand, Kohli was just having a look at the field placement before he noticed Pant. The India skipper quickly turned out and exchanged a few jovial words before taking the strike as Royal Challengers were at the mid of a tight chase. The incident ended on such a jolly note that even the commentators could not stop having a big laugh.
Here is a clip of that brilliant moment:
The two local boys having a fun chat out there.
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Coming to the game, the Royal Challengers beat the Daredevils by 5 wickets to keep their playoff hopes alive. Asked to bat first, the Daredevils posted a competitive total of 181 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs. In-form Pant once again starred with the bat, scoring 61 off just 34 while debutant teenager Abhishek Sharma scored 46 off just 19 balls.
In reply, Royal Challengers reached home on the last ball of the 19th over. The Kohli-led side was in a spot of bother after losing both its openers – Parthiv Patel and Moeen Ali – with just 18 runs on the board. From thereon, it was Kohli and de Villiers show as they kept their team’s hopes alive.
The duo put on 118 runs for the third wicket with Delhi bowlers not having any answers for their brilliance. By the time Amit Mishra sent Kohli back, he had scored 70 off just 40 deliveries with three sixes and seven boundaries. De Villiers, on the other hand, remained till the end and sealed the game in stunning style with consecutive sixes off Trent Boult. The South Africa star scored 72 off just 37 balls.