Anushka Sharma is taken aback by Virat Kohli’s fielding expertise. Virat Kohli made two spectacular catches to thwart LSG’s pursuit against RCB.
On Monday, May 1, the Faf du Plessis-led RCB faced the LSG in the 43rd game of the IPL 2023 at the Ekana Sports City Stadium.
Kohli, known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, had a memorable game in Lucknow. Taking two stunning catches to thwart Lucknow’s intentions to chase the goal down. To begin, Kohli grab a straightforward catch as Glenn Maxwell dismissed Krunal Pandya in the fourth over of the second innings. While Ayush Badoni was dismissed in the following over as the batter attempted to go inside out. Kohli took a fantastic catch in the extra cover zone.
The spectacular grab sent a grin to the batting legend’s wife, Anushka Sharma, who was celebrating her 35th birthday on the same day. She was overjoy when Kohli caught Badoni, and her response went viral on social media.
RCB defends a low total against LSG thanks to a brilliant play with the ball
The RCB batted first at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Aiming for a high total, the team got off to a fantastic start in the first innings, with Virat Kohli scoring 31 off 30, and Faf du Plessis scoring 44 off 40. However, none of the other batters scored much, with only Dinesh Karthik scoring more than 10 runs.
RCB had 126/9 at the end of the first inning. owing to the absence of skipper KL Rahul owing to injury. The hosts got off to a disastrous start as Kyle Mayers was removed for a duck. Josh Hazlewood bowled brilliantly, getting two wickets and giving only 15 runs in three overs.
Karn Sharma grabbed two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Harshal Patel each took one, as the team bowled Lucknow out for 108 runs, winning by 18 runs.