The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mystery spinner Sunil Narine castled the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli, in the Eliminator of Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
RCB Skipper Virat Kohli looked in good touch in the crucial Eliminator game and he was looking comfortable out in middle against the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling unit. However, Sunil Narine dismissed set Virat Kohli at the score of 39 in his second over of the match.
Narine delivered a slower ball giving it a good amount of flight and Kohli tried to smash a slog sweep but he was unable to make a connection with the ball and the ball went through a huge gap between the bat and his pads and crashed into the leg stump.
Earlier, Virat Kohli who is considered very unlucky in terms of toss won the crucial Eliminator toss and Royal Challengers Bangalore opted to bat first and they made no changes in the lineup. Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan said Kolkata Knight Riders were anyways looking to a bowl and they too fielded the same XI.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a flying start and they smashed at least one boundary in the first 5 over. However 6th over was a poor one for the side as Devdutt Padikkal lost his wicket in the very first ball of the over and Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to score on 4 runs. At the end of the powerplay, Virat Kohli and co. were at 53/1.
Meanwhile, Mystery spinner Sunil Narine dismissed RCB’s man in form Srikar Bharat in the 4th ball of the 10th over. Bharat tried to smash a maximum but he didn’t have the power to get it over long-off and Venkatesh Iyer grabbed the easy catch.
At the time of writing, RCB are struggling at 108/4 in 15 overs.