Home Cricket News [WATCH] Virat Kohli Receives The Orange Cap From Dinesh Karthik

[WATCH] Virat Kohli Receives The Orange Cap From Dinesh Karthik

[WATCH] Virat Kohli Receives The Orange Cap From Dinesh Karthik

Following their IPL 2024 encounter against Gujarat Titans on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) teammates Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik shared a cordial moment.

Kohli regained his top spot on the run-scoring charts this season with a solid innings of 42 (27) during the successful chase against GT, surpassing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad’s tally of 509 runs.

Kohli’s total stands at 542 runs from 11 matches, averaging 67.75, with one century and four half-centuries. After the match, Dinesh Karthik presented the orange cap to Virat Kohli before engaging with the broadcast team.

Kohli accepted the cap and playfully bowed to Karthik, returning the gesture with a smile. You can watch the video here:

With a four-wicket victory against GT, RCB climbed to the seventh spot in the points table

Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s faint playoff aspirations stayed alive as they secured a comfortable four-wicket victory against Gujarat Titans (GT) in IPL 2024.

GT, batting first after losing the toss, were dismissed for 147 runs in 19.3 overs. Shahrukh Khan (37), Rahul Tewatia (35), and David Miller (30) contributed with useful innings, while the remainder of the lineup struggled. RCB began strongly, courtesy of a rapid fifty from skipper Faf du Plessis (64). Nonetheless, they stumbled for a brief period, leading to a decline from 92/0 to 117/6.

Dinesh Karthik (21*) and Swapnil Singh (15*) then displayed sensible batting, guiding them to victory in the 14th over. Reflecting on the win during the post-match presentation, RCB captain Faf du Plessis remarked:

“We have been really good for the last two matches. I think the wicket was a little bit different from the last two games. I think the bowlers were really good in executing the plans. Even with a dropped catch, I am really pleased with the intensity in the field.”

He continued: “There have been some really high scores in this tournament. We were trying to bat with the same intent. It was nerve wrecking when I was up there and was hearing, “oh there goes another wicket.. and another wicket”. So, some lessons to be learned there.”

RCB will head north to Dharamshala to face PBKS in their upcoming IPL 2024 match on Thursday, May 9.

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