Virat Kohli is a thorough competitor and you seldom see him leaving things to chance as far as his game is concerned. During the game between RCB and KKR last night, Sunil Narine stopped his run-up while bowling the last ball of the 18th over to Marcus Stoinis. Though Narine did not show much interest in attempting to Mankad Virat Kohli, the way Kohli reacted was very hilarious. Virat Kohli play-acted as if he was out of his crease, teasing the bowler to go for ‘Mankading’.
Ravichandran Ashwin, the skipper of Kings XI Punjab, had received criticism for Mankading Jos Buttler in their opening game of the season.
Virat Kohli brought up his fifth hundred in just 58 balls in the game against KKR. With this Kohli also secured the second spot in the list of batsmen to score most IPL hundreds.
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Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle occupies the first spot with six IPL tons. Australia’s David Warner and Shane Watson have four tons each.
RCB was onto complete assault in the last five overs, scoring 91 runs, to post 213 runs on the board at the end of their innings.
It was Moeen Ali who started firing up the run rate, smashing six sixes and five fours to gain momentum after a slow start.
Kohli and Ali had a partnership of 90 runs in 43 balls, and there was no looking back after Moeen Ali’s started striking.
Kohli had scored his first 50 runs in 40 balls. However, after this assault started, King Kohli changed gears and brought up his next 50 runs in just 17 balls.