Virat Kohli reacts during RCB’s match against KXIP.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was delighted after his team’s dominating victory against Kings XI Punjab on Monday. RCB produced a clinical performance to outclass KXIP by 10 wickets to stay alive in the Indian Premier League 2018. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)
After bundling out Kings XI for paltry 88, RCB chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 92 for no loss in 8.1 overs. (MATCH RECAP: KXIP vs RCB)
Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with the bat with an unbeaten 48 while Parthiv Patel made unbeaten 40 to help RCB romp home.
Kohli struck six fours and two towering sixes during his 28-ball unbeaten knock, while Parthiv’s innings was laced with seven boundaries.
After winning the match, Kohli replied to his wife on Twitter after the Bollywood actress had posted an image cheering for the RCB team during the game.
“Yes my love. Indeed we arrived today,” Kohli said in reply to Anushka’s tweet.
Yes my love. Indeed we arrived today 😃❤
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 14, 2018
While Kings XI slumped to their third successive loss, RCB improved upon their net run rate by sealing the victory in 8.1 overs.
RCB now have 10 points from 12 games, same as Kings XI with two games remaining for the both teams.
“The last one week has been really crazy for us. At one stage, we thought we were down and out. But the way other games went, the points table opened up suddenly.
“Now we just got to win our two games left, run rate is quite good. Couldn’t have asked for a more clinical performance. No negatives to point out today. Perfect game for us,” Kohli said.