IPL 2021: Virat Kohli reprimanded for breach of code of conduct
After the six-run victory over Surnisers Hyderabad, the skipper of RCB, Virat Kohli was reprimanded for a breach of code of conduct. The right-hander slammed the chair while going back to the dressing room.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir was fined 15% of the match who had done the same mistake. Unlike Gambhir, Kohli was just warned by the match referee for the incident.
Coming to the game, after asked to bat first by David Warner, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings for RCB. Hyderabad's lead pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed the left-handed batsman for 11 runs and gave the first breakthrough for his side in the powerplay overs.
Shahbaz Ahmed followed him as he threw his wicket in Shahbaz Nadeem's spell. Then Glenn Maxwell joined with his skipper and added some important runs in the middle.
Virat Kohli hits the chair post his dismissal:
However, Virat Kohli has also been sent back to the dressing room by the West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder for 33 runs. Virat looked disappointed as he once again failed to convert his start which he previously did against Mumbai Indians.
He was caught in the camera and spotted hitting the chairs while going back to the dressing room. The wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers also departed early as he failed to go through the likes of the Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan who dismissed him after scoring only one run.
On the other end, Glenn Maxwell looked helpless as he fought till the end of the innings and scored his first fifty after three seasons in the Indian Premier League. With the help of Maxwell's 59, RCB set a target of 150 runs for the opposition side.
While chasing a mediocre target, SRH lost their opener, Wriddhiman Saha, cheaply. However, David Warner and Manish Pandey built a solid partnership. The chase looks easy when they were batting.
But, the sudden collapse in the SRH's batting order helped RCB to back on track. Shahbaz Ahmed picked up three wickets in an over and has taken the game from SRH's hands. In the end, Bangalore sealed the thriller by a close margin of 6 runs.
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