Mumbai Indians take a dig at Virat Kohli for staring at Suryakumar Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is an aggressive person by nature. He tends to lose his calmness on the field more often than not. He is someone who never shies away from expressing his emotions on the field. He often hits the headlines for all the controversial reasons that take place especially during the tense situations of the game.
Even during the IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, Virat Kohli was in the spotlight as he stared at Mumbai Indians player Suryakumar Yadav. Though Kohli stared at him for a while, Surykumar Yadav silently stared at Virat Kohli and continued to focus on his batting who was playing at 40 off 25 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav led Mumbai Indians by example with his sensational batting performance. He remained not out till the end of the innings as he scored 79 runs off just 43 deliveries. He smashed 10 fours and three sixes in his match-winning knock. After he helped Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets, he pulled off a calm celebration, suggesting that he can play well.
Sadly, he was ignored by the Indian selectors for team’s tour of Australia. He has been giving everything in whatever team he plays for. His numbers in domestic cricket speak huge volumes but still he is yet to earn a place in the Indian cricket team. Suryakumar Yadav was named the man of the match for his first-class knock against RCB.
Mumbai Indians take a dig at Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians official Twitter handle took a dig at RCB captain Virat Kohli for staring at Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai Indians Twitter account posted a picture of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav and then wrote: “☀️He came👀He s̶a̶w̶ stared💪🏻He conquered#OneFamily#MumbaiIndians#MI#Dream11IPL #MIvRCB @surya_14kumar”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 29, 2020
“I was looking to finish the game. I was looking to learn what my game is. Happy to have finished it. Lot of meditation has helped. One over cover to Chahal and the back foot punch off Steyn were my favorites. I have worked on my game during the lockdown. I used to love playing on the on-side before. Pleased to have finished the game. The team management and Rohit told me before the start of the tournament that you have played enough to take the game deep. I am glad I have been able to do it,” Suryakumar Yadav said after receiving the man of the match award.
“It was a strange phase of batting (the last five overs of the RCB innings). Everything went to the fielders and these kind of things happen. They bowled in good areas in the last 5 overs and stopped us 20 runs short. We were in the game until the 17th over and that was a decent effort by our bowlers. It’s basically up to the gut of the captain and the conditions, we thought Dale and Morris for initial swing, and Washy in the powerplay. We needed a few wickets there, but their batsmen did a good job.
This is always going to happen – some teams peak early and some do better later. As we can see, the teams in the lower half are turning out some really good performances now. When it’s a top-two clash, it will always be intense and in a competition like the IPL, you can’t expect any team to back down and be blown away,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation.