It is always a joyful sight for a cricket fan to see Virat Kohli playing his vintage shots and producing some exhilarating shots along the way. However, the ace Indian batter moved a step further by inking a memorable moment playing one of his classical shots which also received praise from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Faf du Plessis.
Chasing down a target of 187 in a game of high stakes against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Virat Kohli was in sublime touch from the start of the innings. He churned out an exhibition of some magnificent strokes and blasted a half-century to take RCB to a strong position. Amongst the vast array of shots he played, the one played by him over extra cover received a lot of limelight.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling in the 15th over of the innings and he bowled a delivery outside off to the RCB batter. Kohli got forward to the delivery and offered the full face of the bat to the ball playing an aerial shot over extra cover.
The stroke awarded him four runs but more important than that, he received a token of appreciation from Faf du Plessis at the other end. The RCB skipper was awed witnessing such an incredible shot from the other end. Virat Kohli smashed a huge 103m six.
Here is the video of the six from Virat Kohli:
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Dagar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nitish Reddy
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
Apart from du Plessis, Kohli was hailed by Netizens as well receiving a lot of praise for his act.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 18, 2023
Virat has brought out some of the all-time classic shots from his vintage collection tonight.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) May 18, 2023
Faf Du Plessis is everyone of us seeing Virat Kohli batting in his vintage version today..#SRHvsRCB pic.twitter.com/EQKNHtst4l
— Yash werewolf (@yashsayings) May 18, 2023
We have seen Virat playing straight drive
We have seen Virat playing cover drive
We have seen Virat playing his fav flick shot
We are seeing the VINTAGE VIRAT KOHLI TODAY 💥💥💥💥💥💥🙌 pic.twitter.com/snUmOo5hDZ
— 𝑳𝑶𝑲𝑬𝑺𝑯🕺 (@LokeshGujju) May 18, 2023