In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Virat Kohli has been at the centre of a few needless confrontations, with his bouts with Naveen-ul-Haq and Gautam Gambhir setting off several social media controversies. The Royal Challengers Bangalore veteran’s Tuesday gesture, though, in which he commended Suryakumar Yadav for his genius, deserves praise.
Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets on Tuesday, moving them up to third place in the IPL standings after Yadav smashed 83 from 35 balls. Like the vast majority of cricket fans, Kohli was in awe at Surya’s performance.
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At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai romped home with 21 balls to spare as Suryakumar put on a scorching 140-run partnership with Nehal Wadhera, who hit an unbeaten 52 as they chased down 200 to win.
Mumbai’s sixth victory in their last 11 games has given their sputtering season new life as the five-time champions aim for a top-four finish to secure a playoff spot. Even though his team was losing, Kohli had the guts to praise the effort of the opponent who single-handedly cost RCB the game.
After captain Faf du Plessis (65), and Glenn Maxwell (68), Bangalore’s 199-6 seemed like a little total with to Suryakumar’s blitz, which was his best in the IPL.
Much required from the perspective of the squad, who struggled to find his form early in the season. I’m overjoyed to have won a game at home like way” said Suryakumar Yadav.