Ravichandran Ashwin throws his gloves in anger after receiving animated send-off from Virat Kohli
Miffed with the dismissal and then the send-off, Ashwin lost his cool as he was seen throwing his gloves at his dugout in anger.
Updated - Apr 25, 2019 10:39 am
Tempers flew all over as the thrilling game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab headed towards an exhilarating end at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday night. Not very surprisingly, the protagonist of the show was Royal Challengers’ ever-energetic skipper Virat Kohli. It all happened in the very final over of Kings XI Punjab’s chase. Chasing a mammoth 203, the Kings XI were all but out of the contest.
The visitors needed an improbable 27 runs from the final over with their skipper Ravichandran Ashwin facing Umesh Yadav. The over started on a perfect note for Kings XI as Ashwin dispatched Umesh for a maximum to bring down the equation to 21 from the last five overs. Ashwin went for another six on the very next ball but he failed and it resulted in a bizarre drama. Ashwin miscued Umesh’s second ball to Virat Kohli at long-on where the latter took a fine catch.
Pumped up with the dismissal, Kohli then showed his usual nature as he gave his India teammate a fiery send-off. To make the matters worse, Kohli also seemingly threw some verbal volleys at Ashwin while also taunting the off-spinner for the Mankad incident. Miffed with the dismissal and then the send-off, Ashwin lost his cool as he was seen throwing his gloves at his dugout in anger.
Here is the snippet of that incident:
M42: RCB vs KXIP – Ravichandran Ashwin Wicket https://t.co/7oV9lO9udQ
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Royal Challengers keep alive playoff hopes:
Talking about the game, the Royal Challengers went on to win it by 17 runs to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Royal Challengers now have 4 wins from 11 games as they moved up from the bottom spot. Asked to bat first, the three-time finalists piled up 202 for 4 thanks to the 121-run stand between AB de Villiers (82*) and Marcus Stoinis (46*).
In reply, Kings XI Punjab came up with a good fight but eventually ended up on 187 for 5.