After the high of winning their first match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) found themselves staring at a certain defeat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Thursday in Dubai. And skipper Virat Kohli played a big role in the debacle.
Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first. But RCB ran into an inspired KXIP skipper KL Rahul, who first broke Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest Indian to score 2000 runs in IPL.
Then, Kohli dropped his rival number not once but twice as Rahul set another record. He now owns th4e record for the highest score by an Indian in the IPL, a massive unbeaten 132 off 69 balls, laced with 14 fours and seven sixes.
Watch both the dropped catches here:
Kohli bravely put up a smile after the second dropped catch, but fans were not impressed. Here are some reactions:
Back to back Catches from Virat kohli ðÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/zpjlfns1fK— . (@WarangalCd) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul when they face eachother today in Ipl.pic.twitter.com/Xd3kIajwaP— Mohammad Saleem (@msaleem333) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli vs KXIP | IPL 2020 | Better than Sachin Tendulkar??? pic.twitter.com/52V2y8wDDJ— CNK (@jacknjohnnie) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli next time trying to slander his players for dropping catches but realises he dropped twice.... pic.twitter.com/61iSFZuW5Q— Sia²âÂ´ #9raciasLuis (@fcbsiaaaa) September 24, 2020
After watching Rahul's batting— Sundram Thakur (@Sundram69989373) September 24, 2020
Meanwhile virat kohli: pic.twitter.com/DPRrra4EpH
Virat Kohli is the best fielder of India— Lucky Dhurve (@DhurveLucky) September 24, 2020
Le people watching today's match pic.twitter.com/0jJrSVTXMf
Making things worst, Kohli managed only a single from five balls as RCB lost three wickets inside three overs. Sheldon Cottrell had him caught at mid-on by Ravi Bishnoi in the third over.
They were chasing KXIP's 206/3.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn
Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon
Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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