IPL 2019: You must have seen Virat Kohli’s send-off after taking the catch of Ravichandran Ashwin as that made headline. But, did you see Ravichandran Ashwin’s response to Kohli’s send-off? Well, after Kohli gave a send-off to Ashwin, the KXIP skipper fumed while getting back to the pavilion. Finally, when he reached near the dugout and had taken off his gloves, he threw them in disgust. It was strange to see Ashwin behave in such a manner. One has to take into account the pressure of IPL, which gets the worst out of the best. Also Read - IPL 2021: Punjab Kings Full Schedule, Squad, Match Timings, Venues - All You Need to Know
Here is the video where you can see Ashwin’s reaction: Also Read - Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Dates IPL 2021: Check Out The Full Schedule For RCB
Later on, Ashwin and Kohli both admitted that it was the pressure that got the better of them. Ashwin, during his press conference, said that both (Ashwin & Virat) play with a lot of passion.
” We won 4 out of the last 5 we have played, it could have been 5 out of 5. We are just looking to enjoy our cricket. Tonight was another example of having fun. The partnership of ABD and Stoinis changed the match for us. At one stage we thought 175 was good but AB and Marcus got us past 200. The way they played was the deciding factor. Our only focus was to play good as a team, we know that we are a good side, losing 6 in a row hurt all of us,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore: 202/4 in 20 overs (de Villiers 82 not out, Marcus Stoinis 46 not out, Parthiv Patel 43; Ravichandran Ashwin 1/15; Kings XI Punjab: 185/7 (Pooran 46, Rahul 42; Umesh Yadav 3/36)