IPL 2021: RCB's Virat Kohli smashes chair following dismissal against SRH, gets reprimanded
Virat Kohli is the reigning skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League since 2013. However, he has failed to win the title with the side as a player or skipper since 2008. In IPL 2021, RCB has managed to win its opening two games and is atop the table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is famous for his bold and aggressive nature. It is the exact nature that has got him on the receiving end at times, and that’s precisely what has happened in the 2021 Indian Premier League.
On Wednesday, RCB was involved in an intense game against former champion Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai. With RCB batting first, Kohli was dismissed for a decent 33 after being brilliantly caught by Vijay Shankar off pacer Jason Holder.
Following the dismissal, Kohli was outraged as he smashed a chair upon reaching the dugout. In response to the same, Kohli was reprimanded for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Mr Kohli admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” a statement from IPL read.
RCB eventually went on to win the game by six runs. As a result, it is now atop the IPL 2021 league table.
Electing to bowl, SRH managed to restrict RCB to 149/8, with Glenn Maxwell hitting 59 in the closing stages. In reply, David Warner scored a praiseworthy 54, aided by Manish Pandey’s 38. However, Shahbaz Ahmed’s three-for in the 17th over opened the floodgates, as SRH succumbed to pressure and lost by six runs.
Brief scores: RCB 149/8 (Kohli- 33, Maxwell- 59; Holder- 3/30) beat SRH 143/9 (Warner- 54, Pandey- 38, Ahmed- 3/7) by six runs.