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Indian cricketing greats Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal shared an amazing moment during the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru as the former RCB captain presented his former IPL teammate with the Purple Cap. Playing at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Kohli scored a brilliant 113 in 72 balls as the Bengaluru-based franchise posted 183 in the first inning.

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For the Rajasthan Royals, Yuzvendra Chahal once again emerged as the top performer with the ball as he picked up two wickets in his four overs while giving away 34 runs. In this spell, the Indian leggie dismissed RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and debutant Saurav Chauhan.

Virat Kohli hands over Purple Cap to Yuzvendra Chahal

These two scalps helped Chahal get his hands on the IPL purple cap, an accolade given to the highest wicket-taker of the season. Before this fixture, the Purple Cap was with Chennai Super Kings pacer Mustafizur Rahman hence in the mid-innings break Kohli presented the cap to Chahal and hugged his former teammate.

I feel this total is effective on this pitch: Virat Kohli

Speaking in the mid-innings interview, Virat Kohli said, "The wicket looks quite different from the outside. It feels like it's flat, but the ball is holding up in the pitch, that's when you realise the pace changes. One of us (Virat or Faf) had to bat till the end. I feel this total is effective on this pitch. I am not coming in with any premeditation."

"I knew I couldn't get over-aggressive, just that I had to keep the bowlers guessing. It's just experience and maturity of playing the conditions. Even if there's dew, the surface is rough and dry, won't be easy for the batters. I couldn't get under the ball against Ashwin. Couldn't slog towards mid-wicket, so had to target straight down the ground."