Virat Kohli in action for RCB in IPL 2023© BCCI
Virat Kohli was back to his passionate self as his celebrations followed Sanju Samson‘s dismissal went viral during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Chasing 172, Rajasthan Royals were off to a disappointing start as the in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed for a duck by Mohd Siraj as Kohli completed an easy catch. Buttler followed suit as Wayne Parnell Took his wicket for another duck and later in the over, Sanju Samson was also dismissed for just four. Anuj Rawat Completed the catch following a miscue and Virat Kohli was visibly pumped at the impressive start by RCB.
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Opting to bat, du Plessis (55 off 44 balls) and Maxwell (54 off 33 balls) continued their form on a slower pitch but the Royals produced a disciplined bowling effort to stop RCB to a competitive total.
Anuj Rawat hit 29 not out off just 11 balls down the order to take the RCB total past the 170 mark as they added 51 runs in the last five overs.
(With PTI inputs)
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