RCB team badly trapped under Virat’s captaincy, BCCI imposed big fine on each player

RCB team badly trapped under Virat's captaincy, BCCI imposed big fine on each player

The Royal Challengers Bangalore squad defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs in the 32nd IPL 2023 game. The RCB squad scored 189 runs while batting first in this game despite losing 9 wickets. The Rajasthan squad, meanwhile, could only muster 182 runs while losing 6 wickets in their 20 overs. This was RCB’s second straight victory this season when Virat Kohli served as captain. But despite the victory in this match, Virat made a big mistake.

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, Virat Kohli was penalised for continuing to maintain a sluggish overrate. According to the IPL’s code of conduct, this was RCB’s second infraction of the season. Each member of the playing XI, including Harshal Patel, an impact replacement, has been penalised Rs 6 lakh, or 25% of their match pay, in addition to Kohli’s Rs 24 lakh punishment.

Other than this, Virat Kohli, who came to bat in this game, had a really poor start. On the opening delivery, Trent Boult sent Virat Kohli to the pavilion. He then fired Shahbaz Ahmed as well. Kohli’s wicket has completed 100 wickets in his IPL.

The way that RCB began the opening play was ordinary. Captain Kohli made a golden duck out of it. When this was discovered, RCB had two wickets for 12 runs. The first two wickets were taken by Trent Boult. Following this, Faf du Plessis (62) and Glenn Maxwell (77) both played innings of fifty runs, adding 127 runs for the third wicket.

The score then stood at 156 runs for 3 wickets by the final ball of the 15th over. In the following 31 balls, the side could only contribute 33 runs, losing 6 wickets in the process. For Rajasthan to win this game, they needed 190 runs. In response, the Rajasthan Royals team could only manage 182 runs losing 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and lost the match by 7 runs.