IPL 2020: Pregnant Anushka Sharma cheers for husband Virat Kohli in red

Ruben Hill
October 27, 2020

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.

However, Skipper Kohli wasn't too discouraged by the loss as he opined that RCB are playing "really good cricket" and not all results will go in their favour. The two batsmen spent a fair amount of time on the crease, almost 11 overs, but managed to get only 82 runs between them at just 7.5 runs per over.

Bengaluru captain Virat Kohli chose to bat first after winning the toss against Chennai. However till the 18th over their partnership seemed to be in coma.

Sehwag said in his video, "I said yesterday, don't be surprised if Bangalore loses this match, but you didn't take me seriously". When I woke up they were still batting at the same pace. They hadn't started to go for the big shots.

Unlike other teams, not every match is a do-or-die encounter for Virat Kohli and Co. but one should not expect any complacency from the Bengaluru-based side as they would eyeing to finish in the top two which provides the team with an extra chance to make it to the summit clash. "However till the 18th over their partnership seemed to be in coma", Sehwag said on his YouTube show titled "Viru ki Baithak". He described it as MS Dhoni getting back to his "full captaincy mode".

The 104-Test veteran observed that MS Dhoni was entirely in the captaincy mode on Sunday, making excellent decisions on the field. "Well, the real joke of yesterday is Chiku (Virat Kohli)". "He used Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran fully in the death overs", the Delhi batsman said. Virat's valuable wicket was taken by Sam Karen. If seen, no batsman except Kohli and de Villiers failed to score against Chennai. De Villiers hit four fours in his 39 off 36 balls.

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