It was one top-notch spectacle between RCB and MI on Monday. After both teams ended their score at 201, the game had resulted in a tie. Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually won the game in the super over.
Despite Kohli getting out cheaply, RCB scored over 200 runs in the first innings. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch scored half-centuries and led the foundation for a good score. However, in the latter half of RCB’s innings, it was AB de Villiers, who stole all the limelight.
The South African cricketer smashed MI bowlers to all parts of the ground. He hit four fours and as many sixes to score an unbeaten knock of 55 runs off 24 balls. AB de Villiers has been in fine form. This is his second half-century in the tournament after scoring the first one against SRH in the third match of IPL 2020.
RCB skipper, Virat Kohli was all praise for de Villiers in the post-match ceremony. The skipper stated that the latter doesn’t watch a lot of cricket and backs his ability to score runs even after being away from the game for a long time.
“I thought about who are the best guys to come back for twos and it was me and AB. I wish I was AB to be honest (chuckles). He was coming after a long break. The way he batted and some of the shots he played was outstanding. Getting stuck into the bowlers and only he can do that best. “
“He keeps things simple and doesn’t watch a lot of cricket. Enjoys his life and comes out here, backs his ability. He’s relaxed and that’s exactly what we want from him,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
Talking about Virat Kohli, the RCB skipper hasn’t yet got going in the tournament. In the three games that RCB has played so far, Virat Kohli has aggregated 18 runs. His scores in the first three games read: 14, 1 and 3.