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[Watch]- Virat Kohli Dives To His Left To Take A Stunning Reflex Catch Against Rajasthan Royals

Virat Kohli catch
Virat Kohli catch

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing each other in the 39th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at MCA stadium in Pune. Royal Challengers captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to field first on a pacer friendly pitch.

After being invited to bat first , Rajasthan Royals had a shaky start and lost the early wicket of Devdutt Padikkal. Ashwin who was sent at No 3 to counter attack played an impactful innings of 17 runs in 9 balls. Buttler couldn’t continue his good form today and was dismissed on 8 runs. Samson managed to score only 27 runs.

Rajasthan Royals innings never got the momentum. Meanwhile, cricket fans witnessed amazing athletic effort from Virat Kohli. In the 18th over of the match, Virat took a stunning Catch to dismiss Trent Boult. Trent tried to pull the ball on the bowling of Harshal Patel.

Boult couldn’t time the shot properly and the ball went into the hands of Kohli who was standing at short midwicket. Catch was on the lower left side of Virat. The reaction time of catch was so less. Virat bent forward and brought his hands in time to complete the catch. Everyone appreciated the less reaction time catch of Virat.

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However, cricket fans once again were disappointed with the batting performance of Virat in this match. He could manage to score only 9 runs. Virat Kohli hasn’t been in good form in the ongoing IPL season.

Riyan Parag silences his critics

Rajasthan Royals were struggling at 114 runs for 7 wickets at the end of 18th over. They needed a great finish to take them to a respectable total. Riyan did an amazing work in the last 2 overs to take Rajasthan to a total of 144 runs. Riyan scored 56* runs in 31 balls which included a last 18 runs over against Harshal.

21 Year old Assam batsman Riyan Parag has always been criticised for his lack of game awareness , patience , discipline in his game. However today, he played a great knock under pressure to silence his critics.

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