Virat Kohli was just trying to look for 2, he ended up hitting a six!

first_imgVirat Kohli has had a season to forget as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain but his personal form has been impressive since he returned to action in the Indian Premier League following his shoulder injury. Time and again this season, Kohli has managed to play some glamorous shots even when the rest of the batsmen in his team struggled to get going.Kohli starred with the bat again on Sunday as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the final league match of the IPL. During his 58-run knock he played one particular shot which left everybody watching in complete awe of Kohli’s batting talent.It came in the ninth over of the first innings when Kohli was batting on 10 with Chris Gayle at the other end. Corey Anderson came running in and bowled a full-pitched delivery just outside off-stump to which Kohli, by his own admission after the match, tried to look for a couple of runs by pushing it between the fielders at cover and mid-off.But such was his timing on that shot that the ball flew over the cover fielders and sailed over the boundary ropes for a six and landed right in front of the Delhi dugout.Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who was commentating at the time, was stunned with what he had seen and even went on to say, “One of the shots of the IPL for me. He later said in the post match he was looking to hit in the gap to get 2 runs.”advertisementOne of the shots of the IPL for me. He later said in the post match he was looking to hit in the gap to get 2 runs. Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 14, 2017Kohli himself was surprised with the result of his shot and said that he wasn’t looking to hit the ball for a six.”That six, honestly, I was looking to push this between the two fielders to try and pick up two but I think Corey (Anderson) bowled a cross-seam ball. I’m pretty happy with the way I hit the ball today and more happy that I did it in a winning cause. Really happy to have got some runs ahead of the Champions Trophy,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.Kohli had an average IPL season with the bat as he finished with 308 runs in 10 matches at 30.80 with four half-centuries and 64 being his highest score. Last year he had amassed a record 973 runs with four hundreds to his name.Royal Challengers Bangalore registered just their third win in 14 matches in what turned out to be their worst season in IPL history. They finished at the bottom of the table with seven points while Delhi ended their campaign in sixth place with 12 points in 14 games.last_img

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