RCB and Virat Kohli stole the show on Thursday as they hammered Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium. While Kohli looked in fluent form, it was Devdutt Padikkal who dominated the show as he slammed his maiden IPL ton.Also Read - IPL 2022: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell's Reactions Go Viral As RCB Qualify For Playoffs, See Posts
But, it was Kohli’s celebration after fifty that has become the talk on the social space. After reaching his 40th IPL fifty, Kohli – who became the first player to score 6000 IPL runs – kissed and then gestured a cradle indicating that he is dedicating the knock to his newborn daughter, Vamika. Also Read - IPL 2022 - Season Review: A League With Stark Lessons, Possible End Of Key Roles For Franchises
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Earlier, Kohli left after the first Test in Adelaide to be there with his wife, Anushka during the birth of their first child.
Hailing Padikkal for his maiden IPL ton, Kohli said that the young opener had put all his critics to rest with his blistering knock.
“It was an outstanding innings. He batted really well for his first season last time. There was a lot of talk about him not accelerating after getting to 30s. He’s put all that to rest,” Kohli said after the match while praising Padikkal for his ton.
With the win, RCB becomes the only side that is yet to be defeated in the competition. They look good to finish in the Top 4, despite it still being early stages in the tournament.