Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most competitive players on the field. In the heat of the moment, Kohli doesn’t mince words and lets his intentions known. However, in the do-or-die clash against Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kohli did not lose his cool despite constant chatter behind the stumps from wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant who was trying to boost the confidence of 17-year-old debutant Sandeep Lamichhane.
As Kohli took to the crease on the second ball after the powerplay overs, Pant was still cheering the Nepalese leg-spinner. Kohli finally gave a response to Pant’s constant clapping, turned, stared at him for a while and then smiled. The two exchanged a few words after that.
Here’s the video of the incident —
The two local boys having a fun chat out there.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2018
Both Pant and Kohli hail from Delhi. The two have also shared the Indian dressing room.
Kohli played a match-winning knock and scored 70 runs from 40 deliveries, including 4 fours and 3 sixes. He edged one to Pant off Amit Mishra’s bowling and shared a crucial partnership of 118 runs for the third wicket with AB de Villiers.
De Villiers played the role of the finisher as he went on to score 72 runs from 37 deliveries, taking RCB home with 6 balls to spare. Pant has been in terrific form, scoring well in almost every game. He currently has the Orange Cap with 582 runs from 12 matches. He scored a half-century against RCB but it went in vain because of Virat-ABD show.