Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli finally broke the jinx and scored his first half-century in this ongoing IPL 2022 when his team clashed with Gujarat Titans (GT) on April 30, 2022 in the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
The RCB are trying to stay relevant in the race of the playoffs of IPL 2022 as they came into this match with 5 wins in 9 matches, while GT reigns supreme on IPL 2022 points table with 7 wins in 8 matches thus far.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first. However, he was dismissed for a duck by Pradeep Sangwan, and then Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar added 99 runs for the second wicket, as Patidar made 52 in 32 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Virat Kohli managed to carry on and score his first half-century in the tournament off 45 balls with 6 fours and 1 six.
Kohli has been undergoing one of the worst batting streaks and even suffered two golden ducks in IPL 2022. But he finally reached the coveted 50-run mark and GT’s Mohammad Shami was there for him, as he put his arm around his shoulder after he acknowledged the crowd’s applause and said something to him.
He was dismissed for 58 in 53 balls, also off the bowling of Mohammad Shami.
This led cricket fans on Twitter to go wild and they shared their reactions to Shami’s heartwarming gesture towards Kohli.
Here are the tweets: