One does not expect Virat Kohli to play the aerial shots right from the very start in a T20 fixture. The India captain prefers to get in, have a look, assess the scenario and then take a toll upon the bowlers.
His approach against the Rising Pune Supergiant bowlers, however, was a little different to his usual way of going about in a T20 run chase.
While chasing 162 to win on a flat Bangalore surface, Kohli seemed to be in a hurry from the very first delivery. The heartthrob of millions was particularly severe towards Shardul Thakur, as Kohli seemed to take a liking for the Mumbai pacer.
It was understood that Kohli is being over aggressive, when Rising Pune Supergiant fielder Manoj Tiwary dropped an absolute sitter of him at first slip, to give the Royal Challengers captain a massive reprieve. Despite being given a second life, Kohli wasn’t too satisfied as he looked to continue with his over the top stroke play.
The elegant batsman’s luck eventually ran out against England all-rounder Ben Stokes, when he was on 28. On a bouncer bowled by Stokes, Kohli looked to dance down the track but had to alter his shot at the very last moment.
s a result, he played the ball like a tennis shot but ended up getting the top edge, which was safely taken by Ajinkya Rahane outside the circle. Below, is the video of Kohli getting caught off the bouncer from Stokes.
— cricket (@cricketfreak19) April 16, 2017