Virat Kohli’s internet-breaking move fell flat as Smriti Mandhana ‘didn’t hear anything’ during video call | Cricket

Just as Richa Ghosh made a high run under extra cover to score the winning point for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the WPL 2024 final on Sunday against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, captain Smiti Mandhana jumped out of his seat. crazy celebration as Renuka Thakur sprinted across the field, followed by the rest of the players. There was a jubilant celebration from the RCB players, with Richa and Ellyse Perry, the other striker in the chase, being embraced by their teammates.

Smriti Mandhana spoke about her video call conversation with Virat Kohli

In the middle of the post-game celebration on the field, there was a photo, then a video that went viral on social media. Former Indian captain and skipper of the men’s team RCB team, Virat Kohlimade a video call to Mandhana moments after the match before the rest of the players joined them.

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Kohli’s gesture was praised by RCB fans on social media. However, the act fell flat when Mandhana later revealed the details of the conversation saying she couldn’t hear a word due to loud cheers from the crowd present at the venue.

She said: “I didn’t hear anything he was saying because it was too loud, he just said a thumbs up to me and I just gave a thumbs up, I’m going to meet him.”

The Indian vice-captain, however, recalled the “little pep talk” given by Kohli last year, during the inaugural season of the WPL, where RCB had managed just two wins in eight matches to finish fourth in the ranking.

“He looked happy, there was a bright smile. I remember him coming in last year and a little pep talk that really helped me personally and the whole team. part of this franchise and I think he’s been there since the beginning. last 15 years, so I could see this happiness on his face but because of the noise I couldn’t hear it, maybe I’ll chat to him when we go to Bengaluru,” she added.

Mandhana’s comment at the post-match press conference revealed that the women’s team will be present at the RCB Unbox event on March 19 in Bengaluru, where the Faf du Plessis-led men’s team will kick off the IPL season 2024 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. on March 22.

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