It was an action-packed April 8 for millions of Indians around the world. The third match of IPL season 11 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Garden in Kolkata.
The high octane match has many hits and misses. RCB players AB de Villiers and captain, Virat Kohli played wonderfully together, tearing apart one KKR bowler at a time. However, KKR captain, Dinesh Karthik, stunned everyone when he decided to send Nitish Rana for bowling in between the match and at a crucial juncture.
The ‘Knight’ in shining armour, Rana, did the honors of dismissing Villiers and the ‘skipper’ at 44 and 31 respectively. Following a superb show by Brendon McCullum, the dashing duo of Kohli and Villiers shared two boundaries and six maximums to take their team closer to the victory podium. However, Rana ended their winning streak by showing them the way to the pavilion and steering the game towards the victory. Watch the clip here:
The fans in the stadium couldn’t believe their eyes and were all praises for Rana. However, they were stunned by Rana’s reaction on Kohli’s out. Apparently, Rana uttered some abuses towards Kohli when he took his wicket, which are clear when take a close look at the video.
People were shocked to see a young player’s reaction towards the captain of the Indian cricket team. However, Kohli kept the upper hand, did not reply and quietly headed towards the pavilion.
This breaking point in the match generated a good response from Twitterati:
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— Vikar Alam (@vikar_alam) April 8, 2018
— Uday Rajawat (@uday26_) April 8, 2018
kKR fans k liye Aaj Nitish Rana ki shakal mei Bhagwan aaye the…. #KKRvRCB
— RJ Rishi (@DheetRishi) April 8, 2018
Nitish Rana difference between 176 and 196.
— Zoro⚔ #ESCN (@karthik_jammy) April 8, 2018
Amazing bowling by Nitish Rana…taking back to back wickets of De Villiers and Kohli #KKRvRCB
— aaditya bharadwaj (@aadibdl) April 8, 2018
We just can’t wait for more exciting experiences in the season. Tell us about your favorite one in the comment section.