IPL 2019, Match 35: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- Twitter Reacts as Virat Kohli’s Century Takes RCB to a Mammoth 213
It was Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik who won the toss and opted to field. Openers Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel walked out in the middle to begin proceedings. Parthiv who has looked in great touch in the tournament s far fell early after playing a few good shots. Akshdeep Nath got a promotion as he was asked to bat at No 3.
He scored 13 of 15 deliveries before Andre Russell dismissed him with a brilliant delivery. Virat Kohli was playing the anchor’s role to perfection and ever since Moeen Ali came into the crease the whole complexion of the match changed. The southpaw looked in ominous touch and started to smash the KKR bowlers from the outset.
The southpaw was supported brilliantly by Virat Kohli who wasn’t really playing the big shots. Moeen Ali was the attacker between the two as he smashed 5 fours and 6 sixes during his breezy knock of 66 of just a mere 28 deliveries. It was a special effort from Moeen Ali to treat the way he did to Kuldeep Yadav. The world-class chinaman bowler was smashed for 27 runs in an over to put KKR on the backfoot.
After conceding 27 runs, Kuldeep Yadav finally bagged his wicket. After his dismissal, Virat Kohli took the onus on himself to do the job for Bangalore. He started taking on the attack to the KKR bowlers and raced towards a well deserved century. He looked in sublime touch and smashed Harry Gurney all around the park to near a well-deserved century.
It was a rampage on show in the last few overs as he completed his century of the final over. Marcus Stoinis also struck a few lusty blows and was about to miss his century had Stoinis hogged the strike. However, he refused a double in the 3rd delivery and eventually made a century. He was dismissed in the final delivery of Harry Gurney.
— KingKholi18 (@KingKholi8) April 19, 2019
— Manish Saini (@smanishsaini) April 19, 2019
— Chowkidar Fenil 🌀 (@Fen1602) April 19, 2019
— Bastab K Parida (@ParidaBastab) April 19, 2019
— Ashwini Kumar (@techguruashwin) April 19, 2019
— Dr Strange (@PehchanaMujhe) April 19, 2019
Le BJP yavra, if you really needed someone aggressive & attack minded candidate for Bhopal, then you should have given the ticket to Virat Kohli.
— Waseem Ahmed ವಸೀಮ್ ಅಹ್ಮದ್ 🇮🇳 (@Waseem_Ahmed11) April 19, 2019
— Ranjith Bkr (@Ranjith_Bkr) April 19, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 19, 2019
So it was deal by @DineshKarthik & @imkuldeep18 with @imVkohli to be in the world cup squad.
Or both of them fixed the match together, worst bowling, worst fielding, worst captaincy.#KKRvRCB @iamsrk @KKRiders
— Chowkidar nahi PM chahiye (@IndianCitizen55) April 19, 2019
— Ayush Rungta (@Ayushrungta22) April 19, 2019
There are players like @Gmaxi_32 who gave up IPL money 2 prepare himself for WC & Ashes & there's De Villers who retired just a year before WC even though RSA were struggling so that he can play all the T-20 league. P.S. It's just my view #IPL2019 #KKRvRCB
— Pratigya Joshi (Prj) (@pr_joshi) April 19, 2019
— Thilak Ram (@Thilak_Rama) April 19, 2019
#RCB logic: if they Bat 2nd they will choke at winning match. If they Bowl second they will choke at death overs n lose match.
they cant bat and bowl 1st in the same match n thats the problem😂😂😂 #KKRvRCB
— Ssh'ashi! (@Cadburyshash) April 19, 2019
What an innings by Skipper Virat Kohli!! An elegant half-century!! 👍#KKRvRCB
— Tanisha Gupta (@OfficeOfTanisha) April 19, 2019
— Karthik Chowdary Avineni (@avin_46) April 19, 2019
— SelfishMunda (@selfishmunda) April 19, 2019
— Troll Kuchiku (@KuchikuTroll) April 19, 2019
— Prantik (@JoeHarts_hat) April 19, 2019
Dinda academy got new player
Welcome Kuldeep Yadav #KKRvRCB
— Kamal kumar 🇮🇳 (@imkkumar13) April 19, 2019
Klassen should have come ahead of Stoinis #KKRvRCB
— Nidin Jacob (@ImNidin) April 19, 2019
— Gopi Gazula (@GopiGazula) April 19, 2019
— EngineerSaab (@iamArsalaankhan) April 19, 2019
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