WATCH: Virat Kohli grinds in nets ahead of clash against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021

The two sides will be against each other tonight at the Dubai International Stadium.

Varun Malik Author

Updated - 29 September 2021 2:45 pm

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was seen sweating hard in the nets ahead of his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, September 29. The Kohli-led outfit came out of their losing streak on Sunday as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 54 runs to go on the third place in the points table of IPL 2021.

The Bangalore side has 12 points from 10 games and their next game against Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals would be important as they would be desperate to secure their playoff berth. As Virat has done well in providing RCB a solid start, his form in the next matches would be crucial for Bangalore.

Virat Kohli shared a video of his practice session on his Twitter account on Tuesday, where he was seen practicing his shots against fast bowlers and the spinners. His feet movement looks brilliant as ever. Notably, Rajasthan Royals have a bunch of left arm seamers and a maestro spinner in the form of Tabraiz Shamsi in their armoury who can be as lethal as anybody on his day.

Watch Virat Kohli's video from the net session here:

Where do Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore stand right now?

Rajasthan Royals managed to win one out of three matches in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and are sitting at seventh spot with 8 points in 10 games in the points table. Royals won their first match of the second leg of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings on September 20 in a nail-biting encounter; while they have lost their next two matches against Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. After losing their previous two matches, the men in pink would be desperate to win the next match in order to stay well in the race for the playoffs.

On the other hand, the Virat Kohli side has managed also one win in their three outings as they lost both of their opening matches in the UAE leg of the tournament. Thereafter, RCB got their much needed victory against Mumbai Indians on Sunday to go on third spot on the points table with 12 points in 10 games. Even though RCB is 2 points clear of Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in one game less than them, Virat and his company would be eager to keep their winning momentum going and reach closer to the qualification.

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