Yuzvendra Chahal’s emotional message for ‘Bhaiya’ Virat Kohli goes viral amid strike rate debate


Rajasthan Royals spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to social media on Sunday to share an emotional message about the Indian star Virat Kohli. The two cricketers share a close bond from their days playing together for the Indian cricket team as well as IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bengaluru. RCB decided not to retain Chahal ahead of the 2021 season and he later joined RR. Chahal posted a picture of himself with Kohli with the caption: “You will always be my Virat bhaiya.”

The post also came amid a huge conversation regarding Kohli’s strike rate despite him scoring a ton against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024.

Meanwhile, Kohli felt that the Jaipur track was two-paced, making stroke play difficult, but former Indian ODI skipper Ajay Jadeja felt that in the way the star batter was hitting, there seemed to be very few demons present in the 22 yard zone.

Kohli scored an unbeaten 113 off 72 balls with 12 fours and four sixes, but RCB managed just 183/3 in 20 overs, a total which was overtaken by Rajasthan Royals with five balls to spare, courtesy. If butlerThat’s a ton of 58 balls.

Jadeja, an astute cricketing brain, felt that there seemed to be some discrepancy between what Kohli observed and the general behavior of the pitch throughout the duration of the match.

“He (Kohli) started so well. He hit a few boundaries in the first overs, and you knew you were watching something special tonight. The only surprising thing was he was talking about how the deliveries didn’t “We weren’t playing on that pitch, but the way he batted, we didn’t see any gap in the pitch,” said Jadeja, an IPL expert from ‘Jio Cinema’.

After scoring his eighth IPL hundred, Kohli had said that the pitch was not flat: “The wicket is quite different from the outside. It feels flat, but the ball is holding up on the pitch, that’s when you notice the changes in pace,” Kohli told the official channel on Saturday evening .

It was Kohli’s shot that convinced Jadeja to believe that there was no gap in the box.

“In terms of shooting, no corner of the court was left where he didn’t smash the ball. What he said made us think that something was wrong with the court, but in the way of which he played, there was no problem. only visible deficiency.” The other Jio Cinema expert Shane Watson believes the 17th edition of the IPL could finally be Sanju SamsonThe decisive season of .

“He showed his intent from the first ball, in his cool, calm, collected way. A strike rate of 130 in the first 10 balls means you’re not just trying to get one. You’re waiting for a loose ball and he put it in. straight away and with his skills he plays the ball on his merit,” Watson said. “If a bowler bowls a slightly loose ball, with all the shot options that Sanju Samson has, he scores very freely. You can see the calmness in him, and he continues to do that match after match, there is no no reason why he could do it. I didn’t have a very successful tournament.

“In fact, I predict that he will have a long and successful IPL with the bat this year,” said the former CSK and Royals star.

(With PTI inputs)

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