IPL 2019: Did Virat Kohli make fun of Mankading? It happened during the 19th over when Narine who was going back to his bowling stride after delivery suddenly realised Kohli was mocking mankading. The mode of dismissal has created a lot of buzz after Ashwin did it to Buttler. Kohli in the meanwhile brought up his fifth IPL ton and it was an innings to remember for Kohli, who helped RCB reach a mammoth 213. Kuldeep Yadav conceded 59 runs and became the most expensive spell by a spinner in IPL as he equaled Imran Tahir.
Here is how fans reacted to the moment:
RCB added 95 runs in the last five overs and a lot of credit goes to Moeen Ali who smashed a breathtaking 66 off 28 balls. Kohli’s knock comprised of four sixes and nine fours.
Earlier in the day, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday.
KKR, who are eager to snap a three-game losing streak, named the same team which lost to Chennai Super Kings here, despite Andre Russell injuring his left shoulder in the lead-up to the match.
RCB, for whom every game is a must-win now to keep their slim hopes of making the playoffs alive, welcomed back Dale Steyn after nine years with Henrich Klaasen replacing AB de Villiers who is not well.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (capt), Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.