Virat Kohli is a cricketer who believes in fighting fire with fire and he often responds to his rivals in a fierce manner. The RCB batter displayed it yet against when he replicated Gautam Gambhir’s actions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium from the reverse fixture between the two teams this season.
Anushka Sharma was mighty impressed with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) stalwart, Virat Kohli took a jumping catch to dismiss Ayush Badoni against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Monday, May 1. Fielding at the extra cover region, Kohli timed his jump to perfection as he grabbed the ball, which was struck hard.
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It’s a low-scoring contest with the hosts losing half of their side in 38 runs. Virat Kohli looked more energetic than usual on the field today by celebrating almost every wicket in an aggressive manner. However, his celebration after Deepak Hooda’s dismissal caught a lot of limelight as he was seen mocking the home crowd.
Wanindu Hasaranga was bowling in the sixth over of the innings to Deepak Hooda, who tried to flick the ball from outside off but it missed his blade and Dinesh Karthik collected it easily. Karthik then disturbed the stumps immediately and the decision was sent upstairs. The replays confirmed that the wicketkeeper has outdone the batter.
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After the dismissal, Kohli was seen celebrating the wicket in an electrifying manner and exchanged an angry stare with the home crowd. This was not the only instance in the game where he grabbed the attention of spectators with his antics but the star Indian batter found different ways to celebrate the dismissals on each occasion. After taking the catch of Badoni, Virat Kohli was seen blowing a kiss, much like he did during the match against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Here is the video of the catch from Virat Kohli:
Twitteratis also noticed Kohli placing his finger on his lips indicating silence and compared his celebration with Gautam Gambhir’s act when RCB met LSG earlier this season and they lost the game.
— RUBBER DUSTER (@DusterRubb48348) May 1, 2023
"Spread Love not hatred " Virat Kohli's reply to Gautam Gambhir's celebration at Chinnaswamy. ❤️#LSGvRCBpic.twitter.com/VRMYO010ln
— Sexy Cricket Shots (@sexycricketshot) May 1, 2023
Virat Kohli cheers up the Ekana crowd to make more noise. pic.twitter.com/PdGFCNWSsh
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 1, 2023
Virat Kohli Owning Gautam Gambhir, Never Ending Story😂 pic.twitter.com/ypLaKw4muS
— Pulkit🇮🇳 (@pulkit5Dx) May 1, 2023
Never mess with RCB and Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/3AvAqBpn5O
— Kevin (@imkevin149) May 1, 2023
This is for you Gautam never mess with King again 🤫#ViratKohli𓃵 pic.twitter.com/eDrOHe1f48
— Soham Sapkale (@SomuSapkale) May 1, 2023
Hold this gautam gambhir revenge taken by Virat Kohli 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yMoe7TCUP6
— Kevin (@imkevin149) May 1, 2023
Different moods of Virat Kohli in Lucknow 👑#ViratKohli #RCB #LSGvsRCB #IPL2023 #Cricket #IPL pic.twitter.com/0h0208TtE8
— supvenuRavitejaFan27 (@VenuSupreeth27) May 1, 2023
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction – 𝐟𝐭. 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭 𝐊𝐨𝐡𝐥𝐢 #ViratKohli #RCBVSLSG pic.twitter.com/A5cvjACjzA
— Du_DE (@The_umer01) May 1, 2023