Rahul Tripathi took a stunner to dismiss RCB skipper Virat Kohli in just the second over of match 10. KKR came into ths game on the back of a loss while RCB won back to back games heading into this contest. KKR have a 14-12 advantage against RCB in 27 games overall. Chakravarty’s first over was just the start that KKR side needed.
Rahul Tripathi Takes A Stunner To Dismiss Virat Kohli
However, it was Rahul Tripathi’s stunner that allowed Varun to break through for KKR. Varun dismissed Kohli for just five as Tripathi covered a lot of ground to dismiss the RCB skipper. Kohli was nowhere near the pitch of the ball as he looked to go over cover with the drive, the bat-face turned on impact and he ended up slicing it high and over cover.
Tripathi ran back, kept his eyes on the ball and took a good tumbling catch, as the ball dropped in front of his right shoulder. The perfect start for the Knight Riders after losing the toss.
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Meanwhile, RCB head coach Simon Katich spoke about KKR being a dangerous team and asked them to be aware of the two-time IPL champions.
Speaking on RCB’s Twitter handle, head coach Simon Katich believes that the Eoin Morgan-led side may have lost their previous face-off to MI, they still are a ‘very dangerous team’.
KKR Is A Very Dangerous Team: Simon Katich
“We know that KKR played two very good games. They didn’t quite get the result in the second game. But they did a lot right, and they are a very dangerous team.
Simon Katich further pointed out that it’s the first day game of the season, hence, it’s going to be a challenge for both teams to adapt to the conditions.
“It’s a new challenge the fact that it’s a day game. We know that the wicket has been hard work for the batsman at times. There’s spin. It’s been slow. It’s a new challenge, but I know this group is truly hungry.” Katich added.