IPL 2021: AB de Villiers gifts a special jersey to Virat Kohli after the RCB skipper’s milestone match
AB de Villiers congratulated Virat Kohli for all the hard work that he has done in his career and gifted the 32-year-old an RCB jersey with the name ‘Virat’ and the number 200 printed on the back of the jersey.
Updated - Sep 21, 2021 11:08 am
The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 20th September 2021 will go down as a special one for Virat Kohli. For, the cricketing icon walked out in RCB colours for the 200th time in IPL cricket.
And, another RCB colossus, AB de Villiers gifted a special jersey to Kohli on this historic occasion. The South African congratulated Kohli for all the hard work that he has done in his career and gifted the 32-year-old an RCB jersey with the name ‘Virat’ and the number 200 printed on the back of the jersey.
Kohli, on his part, stated that RCB was the franchise that believed in his abilities and gave him the opportunity to prove his worth.
You can see the video released by the official Twitter handle of RCB below
Game Day: KKR v RCB Dressing Room Talk
Mike Hesson and Virat Kohli address the team after a forgettable outing, urge them to put this loss behind them & turn up better for the next game v CSK on 24th. All this & more on @myntra presents Game Day.#PlayBold #IPL2021 #KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/6bB0LcfSe3
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 21, 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore hammered by the Kolkata Knight Riders in Virat Kohli’s 200th IPL match
However, the RCB side produced a dismal performance on the field on the occasion of Kohli’s 200th IPL match. Kohli had a below-par outing, both with the willow as well as the captain of the side. With the bat, Kohli scored just a single boundary and his stay at the crease lasted just 4 deliveries, and he was dismissed by Prasidh Krishna for just 5.
In fact, apart from Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 22, none of the other RCB batsmen could even cross the 20-run mark. The RCB willow wielders had no answers to the questions posed by the likes of Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy, and the KKR duo scalped 6 wickets between them with the ball in hand.
The KKR openers, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill then took the RCB bowlers to the cleaners and put on a match-winning partnership of 82 runs for the opening wicket to seal the match for the Eoin Morgan led outfit.
Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side will next be seen in action on 24th September 2021, where they will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side in Sharjah. The RCB side is currently placed at 3rd place in the IPL points table.