Virat Kohli was in full form in the 67th match of the Tata IPL played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, 19 May. It seemed as if the old Virat Kohli was batting on the field. For the first time in the last two years, Virat Kohli was seen in his rhythm. In this match, Virat Kohli faced 54 balls and played brilliant innings of 73 runs with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
During the fourth over of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya came to bowl. At that time Virat Kohli was batting on strike. On the second and third ball of this over of Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli hit a scintillating four.
There was an altercation between the two after Hardik Pandya’s second ball hit Virat Kohli for a four. Hardik Pandya’s second ball of this over was a cutter ball at a speed of 128.5kph. On this ball, Virat Kohli’s bat took the inside edge of the fine leg and went for 4 runs. Its next ball, in anger, Hardik Pandya tried to put it on the body while fooling at the speed of 137 kph. But Virat Kohli had read this ball and hit the ball hard and played the shot.
On this ball, Virat Kohli was trying to hit a six towards square leg. But the ball touching the hands of the fielder Rashid Khan, who was there, went for 4 runs. After this Virat Kohli was seen aggressively teasing Hardik Pandya. Seeing the aggression of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya was seen hiding his face.