IPL 2019: The IPL format is so demanding that at times it brings the worst out of a person and it seems that happened today at Eden Gardens. Andre Russell was going great guns, dealing in sixes and looked to break RCB hearts again. But once Russell was dismissed for a breathtaking 25-ball 65, Kohli reacted in a furious manner and it seemed he also used cuss words. It was Kohli’s throw at the bowler’s end that caught Russell short of his crease as he did not stop and kept running straight to the dugout.
Here is the video of the incident that took place in the last over:
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell’s magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
In desperate need of a win to keep their slim playoff chances alive, Kohli took 58 balls to bring up his fifth ton of the IPL and first this season with the help of nine fours and four sixes after Moeen Ali gave the much-needed oxygen to their innings with a whirlwind 28-ball 66 (4×5, 6×6).
“Felt really good after what happened last year. Was important to have a win under our belt. There’s no point in panicking in these types of situations, you got to leave it to the bowlers to decide what he wants to do,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation.