Last update: May 02, 2023, 3:41 PM IST
After an impressive win over Lucknow Super Giants in a low-scoring IPL 2023 match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore players broke into emphatic celebrations in their dressing room at Ekana Cricket Stadium on Monday night.
In a clip shared by the Bangalore franchise on social media, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and other team members could be seen revealing their thoughts on the extraordinary victory.
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Kohli was spotted in his signature fiery version as the Indian star was heard to say: ‘It was a sweet victory boys, a sweet victory. If you can give it, you must take it. Otherwise, don’t give it away.
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Skipper Du Plessis credited Kohli’s on-field aggression with helping Bangalore secure the remarkable victory, defending a paltry target of 127 runs.
LSG v RCB, Game Day Dressing Room ReactionsKing Kohli reacts to the win, Faf explains the crucial partnership and how Virat’s aggression helps the team, Karn and Hazlewood talk about their performances, before the team sing the song of victory. Watch Game Day for more…#PlayBold pic.twitter.com/Jr0kCzYoIa
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 2, 2023
Kohli made special mention of the crowd on the site, saying he didn’t imagine a large number of Bangalore fans would show up.
According to Kohli, it showed people’s love and admiration for Bangalore’s unity.
Fans seemed to have enjoyed Kohli’s aggressive version and the comments section reflected that.
One fan said: “I love that fire and Kohli’s attitude. That’s what Virat is, that’s how he plays cricket.
According to another fan, Kohli’s love and passion for cricket is unparalleled as he enjoys every moment on the pitch.
Virat Kohli’s passion for this beautiful game of cricket is unparalleled… This man literally lives in the moments and enjoys every moment 😉❤️🐐— Shizuka⁷🦋⟭⟬♡⟬⟭ (@Bonobonoyagukie) May 2, 2023
A fan from Bangalore wrote: “What a memorable victory. Virat Kohli at his aggressive best is a sight to watch. That’s how we play bold.
Here are some other reactions:
Just like CSK, RCB support will also increase in outdoor venues. Yesterday’s match was a good indication.— Sri Sreshtan (@sreshtansri) May 2, 2023
After Bangalore’s 18-point win, Kohli and LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir got involved in a heated argument.
It all started after Gambhir interfered as Kohli and Mayers were chatting which allowed the two former India teammates to exchange words.
A clip of the altercation between Kohli and Gambhir soon to go viral.
Meanwhile, on a 62-point partnership between Kohli and du Plessis, the Royal Challengers struggled to 126/9 on the bowling-friendly surface in Lucknow.
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Kohli scored a 30-ball 31, while Du Plessis made 44 of 40 deliveries. It looked like an easy task for Lucknow, but they continued to suffer the same type of batting slump. From Lucknow, only one hitter, Krishnappa Gowtham broke the 20-run mark, while others failed to start.
A clinical bowling display of Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma and Mohammad Siraj, Lucknow was knocked out for just 108 runs with one ball to spare.
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