There is absolutely no doubt that getting out for a golden duck will make every batsman disappointed and Virat Kohli is no different. The India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper’s desire to excel at all cost is well known in the cricketing fraternity and so it was not surprising to see him quite angry and disappointed when he was dismissed for a golden duck by Nathan Coulter-Nile during the Indian Premier League game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday (April 23) at the Eden Gardens.
After restricting the two-time champions to a meagre total of 131, the RCB skipper would have hoped to give his team a flying start as the runners-up of last year were in a precarious position in the league. However, his hopes to lay the platform was brutally quashed when he chased a wide delivery from Coulter-Nile and edged it to the slip cordon where Manish Pandey made no mistake in pouching the opportunity. It was a body blow for the visitors, who were yet to find their rhythm in the ongoing season, and Kohli vented his frustration by hitting his bat on his pads and was visibly irate.
Well, well, well, if you are thinking the star batsman was done with his antics post his dismissal, let us tell you are wrong. The 28-year old batsman was seen absolutely livid as he was making his way towards his dugout and the reason was not his dismissal but something that played a part in his dismissal.
The very moment he arrived in the team dugout, he called the fourth official and was seen giving him an earful. The reason soon became clear as Kohli was pointing towards the sight screen, telling the match official about the disturbance that was happening near the screen. After a while, a livid Kohli went away from the cameras.
However, the ground and the match officials still failed to sort out the issue as two balls after Kohli’s dismissal, Chris Gayle was seen pointing towards the same spot. Soon a police official was seen handling the situation and helping the players and umpires to resume the game.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for a paltry 49 in reply to Kolkata Knight Riders’ 131. The total is now the lowest-ever in the Indian Premier League.