'You rarely get to see such moments': Zaheer Khan on Virat Kohli-Ishant Sharma Banter


"You rarely get to see such moments": Zaheer Khan on Virat Kohli-Ishant Sharma Banter

Virat Kohli involved in joke with Ishant Sharma© BCCI/IPL

After the completion of the match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2024, the former Indian speedster Zaheer Khan talked about the jokes between Virat Kohli And Ishant Sharma on Sunday. RCB continued their progress in the second half, securing five wins in five matches and climbing to fifth place with a 47-run win over DC at their home ground at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After losing seven of the first eight league matches, RCB turned their season around with five successive wins to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The former cricketer claimed that Kohli and Ishant's moments rarely happen on the field.

“When things get away from you, you have to lean in to take the wicket of a great player. It was the first time he dismissed it, so it was a great moment, especially their banter. Winning and losing, it It's a part of the game. Sometimes you'll get hit for runs and sometimes you'll take a wicket, and it oversaw both of those things. You rarely get to see moments like these, even their banter. especially Virat Kohli. good friends and that's why we had such a good time, it's part of the game,” Zaheer said on Jio Cinema.

Arriving at the match, DC elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Strike of Rajat Patidar (52 in 32 balls), Will Jacks (41 in 29 balls,), Cameron Green (32* in 24 balls, with a four and two sixes) and Virat Kohli (27) took RCB to 187/9 in their 20 overs.

Rasikh Salam (2/23) and Khalil Ahmed (2/31) were the pick of the bowlers for DC.

In the 188-run chase, Delhi were restricted to 30/4 at one stage. A partnership of 56 people exists between Shai Hope (29 in 23 balls) and Axar Patel helped DC get back into the game. Stand-in captain, Axar scored his second half-century of the season, making 57 off 39 balls to keep his team alive. However, RCB bowlers kept the run flow in check and bundled out DC for 140 runs in 19.1 overs, winning by 47 runs.

Yash Dayal (3/20) and Lockie Ferguson (2/23) were among RCB's best bowlers.

Cameron Green won the 'Player of the Match' award for his knock of 32*, figures of 1/19 in four overs and his lack of form. Tristan Stubbs.

RCB's fifth consecutive victory propelled them to fifth place in the points table, a position that looked virtually unattainable three weeks ago when they fell by a run to KKR, their sixth defeat in a row. They currently have 12 points, with a potential to reach 14 when they face CSK in their final league match. The Men in Yellow have 14 points. A win in this match could give them a chance to make the playoffs, but only if other results go their way since SRH and LSG (two games left for each team, both have 12 points) can both advance to 16 points and eliminate RCB. .

During the match, both teams had several moments of light banter.

Virat Kohli hit Ishant Sharma for a boundary and a six in his second over, creating a brief exchange of words between the fast bowler and the batter. However, Ishant had the last laugh when Kohli departed for 27 runs after sending a wide ball to the wicketkeeper two deliveries later. Ishant exclaimed happily before engaging in a cordial exchange with Ishant Sharma. The bowler then stopped in front of Kohli, taking a jubilant shot at him.

Later in the match, when Delhi Capitals lost wickets at regular intervals in their quest for 188 runs, Ishant Sharma joined the crease at number 11, and the two exchanged light-hearted banter.

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