Royal Challengers Bangalore and Indian captain Virat Kohli is amongst the few cricketers, who is quite vocal about his emotions. Time and time again, Virat Kohli has expressed his feelings freely on the field, whether it is after taking a catch or getting a wicket. The 32-year old once again reacted angrily on Wednesday after losing his scalp against the SunRisers Hyderabad for 33.
Virat Kohli was on the way to piling up a significant score after getting set on a sluggish pitch at the Chepauk in Chennai. But SunRisers’ seamer Jason Holder thwarted his plans as the right-handed batsman looked to play the pull shot, but he managed a top-edge only. Vijay Shankar sprinted from long leg to take a brilliant diving catch.
The 32-year old departed after adding 44 runs off 38 balls with Glenn Maxwell and it’s worth noting that he perished for 33 as well in the season opener against Mumbai Indians. Hence, after reaching the pavilion, Kohli hit a chair with the bat, venting out his frustration and the video went viral on social media. But Glenn Maxwell’s half-century ensured that the Royal Challengers Bangalore reached a competitive 148.
Below is the clip of Virat Kohli taking out his frustration:
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To Royal Challengers Bangalore’s delight, they were able to eke out a seven-run victory at the end. SunRisers Hyderabad, who were cruising at one stage at 96-1, crumbled soon after and crashed to a humiliating loss. While David Warner made a fifty, he did not receive enough support from other batsmen as Manish Pandey struggled to score even at a run a ball. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed turned the game on its head in one over by dismissing Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, and Abdul Samad.