Virat Kohli reminds fans he is playing for India now, and not RCB

    It is no secret that Virat Kohli plays with his emotions on his sleeve when he plays cricket. Every time he steps onto the field, his passion, energy, endurance, and determination are undeniable and without dispute.

    Kohli always gives 110%, whether he’s playing for India or the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. But it goes without saying that wearing the India shirt gives him an unrivalled rush of emotion or excitement. In the second Twenty20 International match against Australia in Nagpur, the former India skipper provided first-hand evidence of the same.

    India Vs Australia T20 : Virat Kohli Message to Fans on Stadia

    When Virat Kohli heard the enthusiastic “RCB! RCB!” chants from the full stadium at the VCA Stadium, he motioned toward the India insignia on his jersey, almost as if to remind them that he is representing India and not the IPL franchise. As soon as they realised this, the section of the crowd stopped chanting “RCB” and began to applaud the illustrious batsman. Harshal Patel, who was seated next to Kohli, could not help but laugh at the situation.

    Virat Kohli, who affected a brilliant run out of Cameron Green, didn’t make much of an impact with the bat. He was bowled off Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa while trying to play an attacking shot.

    In the rain-curtailed 8-overs-a-side match on Friday, India captain Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 46 off 20 balls to lead his side to a six-wicket victory to level the three-match series. Rohit’s blitz led India to 92-4 after Australia scored 90-5.

    Sharma struck four fours and another four sixes as India chased down Australia’s total with four balls to spare.

    Chasing 91 off 48 balls in a power shootout, Sharma and Lokesh Rahul, who scored 10, put on 39 runs off 17 balls for the first wicket.

    Sharma was in ominous touch, though. He powered through with a 22-run partnership off 14 balls with Hardik Pandya (9) as India edged closer to the total.

    “I was quite surprised as well, actually. I didn’t expect to hit it like that and I am glad it came off,” Sharma said.

    Dinesh Karthik then smashed 10 runs off two balls and the series was level with one match left.


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