Mumbai Indians take sly dig at Virat Kohli for ‘staring contest’ with Suryakumar Yadav
Amidst all the action that has been going on the social media following the incident, Mumbai Indians have spiced the situation by taking a sly dig at Virat Kohli.
Updated - Nov 3, 2020 12:35 pm
The ‘staring contest’ between Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli has become one of the biggest talking points from the thrilling clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The incident has pretty much overshadowed his stunning batting performance as the fans are busy talking about it on social media.
The incident had happened on the final ball of the 13th over when Kohli had tried to get under the skin of the Mumbai Indians batsman. After saving a shot from the batsman at the extra cover, Kohli started walking towards him while staring at him. Suryakumar, on the other hand, was not ready to back down either as he too stared at the RCB skipper.
Kohli then came and stood right beside Suryakumar while shining the ball. And just when it looked things would escalate, Suryakumar showed remarkable maturity by silently walking away. In the wake of the incident, Kohli has been facing criticism from the fans for trying to unsettle the batsman. Fans have also lauded Suryakumar for the way he handled the entire situation.
Mumbai Indians take a dig at Virat Kohli
Amidst all the action that has been going on the social media following the incident, Mumbai Indians have spiced the situation by taking a sly dig at Virat Kohli. On Thursday, the franchise took to Twitter to post a picture of the incident on their official Twitter handle and cheekily wrote, “He came. He s̶a̶w̶ stared. He conquered”
Here is the tweet:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 29, 2020
Talking about the game, Mumbai Indians beat RCB by five wickets to bolster their position at the top of the points table. With 8 wins from 12 games, the defending champions have all but sealed their spot in the playoffs. Suryakumar was the star of the show, scoring a stunning unbeaten half-century to help his side register the win.
Chasing 165, Mumbai Indians were staring down the barrel at one stage after being reduced to 72 for 3. However, the 30-year old held firm from one end and played an unbeaten knock of 79 to take his side home in the final over. His 43-ball knock contained 10 fours and three sixes.