Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Former skipper, Virat Kohli has been witnessing a forgettable outing in this season so far and it continued in this match as well as he suffered another golden duck. It was the third golden duck for him in this season and the second one against SRH.
Earlier in the game, RCB skipper, Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bat first citing the hot and humid conditions which are expected to assist slow bowlers later in the game. While RCB made no change in their playing XI, SRH made a couple of changes as J Suchith came in for Shreyas Gopal, Fazalhaq Farooqi came in for Sean Abbott.
As expected Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli came out to open the innings for RCB, but the latter failed to survive the first delivery match as well. Suchith was bowling the first ball for the SRH, and he inflicted another first-ball duck for Virat Kohli. It was gentle, innocuous delivery, fuller on the pads. Kohli chipped it on the leg side but failed to keep the ball down and Williamson made no mistake in taking the catch at short midwicket.
Here is the video of the golden duck of Virat Kohli:
— Eden Watson (@EdenWatson17) May 8, 2022
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Here is how the fans reacted:
3rd Golden Duck for Virat Kohli in IPL 2022.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 8, 2022
Duck for Kohli in Both Matches Against SRH this Season
— Afsha (@AfshaCricket) May 8, 2022
— Amit Diwan (@dw_amit) May 8, 2022
— ~Hydra™👑࿗ (@Besttroller49) May 8, 2022
What's happening Man
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) May 8, 2022
"Kane Williamson in the opposition exists"
Virat Kohli: pic.twitter.com/tB5QO3Xh3Q
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) May 8, 2022
— 97.me (@rulokeshmeena) May 8, 2022
3rd duck of the season for Virat Kohli
Kohli fans:- pic.twitter.com/5BycrEo742
— Om Unfiltered (@Omyannam2) May 8, 2022