It was a relief and joy for Virat Kohli and his fans as the batter registered his first half-century of the season in his team’s match against Gujarat Titans. Being sent to open the innings for RCB, Kohli played cautiously and went only after loose balls to notch up 50 runs.
The batter nudged a full ball from Mohammed Shami in the 13th over of RCB’s innings to bring up his half-century in 45 balls. Kohli hit six boundaries and a six in his innings. He celebrated the century by looking towards heaven and also raised his hand to thank God.
With the batter crossing the 50-run mark for the first time this season, his wife Anushka Sharma looked emotional as she was seen screaming with joy as Kohli completed the single.
Watch the moment here:
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Relief for Kohli!
Although Virat Kohli did not look his usual best, this half-century will ease off some pressure on Virat Kohli. The veteran batter had been struggling to get going this season. For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kohli registered consecutive ducks. He also did not look too comfortable during his short stay the crease in RCB’s game against RR.
In today’s game, Kohli looked calm and composed and did not look to hurry himself up against any bowler. He got off to a good start as he hit two boundaries against Mohammed Shami in the first over itself. Kohli also used his strength, his ability to sneak quick singles, for the best and ran hard between the wickets. The good thing for Kohli was that Rajat Patidar was taking care of the boundaries from the other end. The young batter also scored a half-century but at a much quicker rate (in 29 balls) and allowed Kohli to take his time.