Virat Kohli has not only mastered the art of batting but also has all the qualities to be called as one of the best fielders in cricket at present. He has proved this by taking a blind one-handed catch in an Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on April 16. He took a stunner during the 9th over of RPS innings.
It was happened when Pawan Negi came into bowl the 9th over and in-form batsman Rahul Tripathi was on strike. Tripathi who was batting on 31 off 22 balls, played a superb cover drive but to his surprise RCB skipper took a stunner to send him back to the pavilion.
Virat Kohli dived towards his wrong side and took a marvelous one-handed catch and the crowd present the witness the battle between the two giants were left stunned.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2017
Meanwhile, Rising Pune Supergiant ended their three-match losing run as they defeated RCB by 27 runs. Asked to bat, Pune suffered a late batting collapse but managed to post a competitive total of 161 for eight in 20 overs.
In reply, RCB put up an below-par show, being restricted to 134/9, as they suffered their hat-trick of losses.
RCB: Total (in 20 overs) 161/8
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Rahane, 7.4 overs), 2-69 (Tripathi, 8.2), 3-127 (Dhoni, 15.6), 4-127 (Smith, 16.1), 5-129 (Christian, 16.5), 6-130 (Stokes, 17.1), 7-130 (Thakur, 17.2), 8-161 (Tiwary, 19.6).
RPS: Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 134
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Mandeep Singh, 1.5 overs), 2-41 (Kohli, 5.3), 3-70 (de Villiers, 10.2), 4-91 (Jadhav, 14.5), 5-101 (Watson, 15.5), 6-123 (Negi, 17.3), 7-125 (Binny, 17.6), 8-126 (Badree, 18.2), 9-132 (Milne, 19.3).