Well, the IPL has “officially” started for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with their full-time skipper Virat Kohli back in the action against Mumbai Indians at M Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru.
However, RCB played the opening match of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League on 5th April against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. But, minus Virat Kohli who was out due to a shoulder injury – Bangalore never looked like a unit they were in the last edition of the T20 extravaganza. They only managed to win one match out of three games in the 2017 edition of IPL.
Playing his first match after a gap of almost three weeks, the Delhi-born cricketer showed no signs of rustiness and went straight to the business right from the ball one. He never looked like someone who was on the break for a long time, in fact, he played like someone who was practising day and night. He tore part apart from the MI bowlers to all parts of the Chinnaswamy. With a straight six down the ground, Kohli brought up his fifty in his comeback game.
Well, the man certainly can do no wrong in this league.
Here’s how the Twitter world exploded after Virat’s blitzkrieg at Bengaluru:-
— Priya Shekhawat (@priyashekhawat8) April 14, 2017
— Rashmi Jadhav (@rashmijadhav18) April 14, 2017
— JAY SUTHAR (@jaysuthar07) April 14, 2017
Fantastic half century by @imVkohli. ABD into his stride. Both cutting loose. Dangerous phase for Mumbai
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2017
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 14, 2017
— #IPL2017 (@IPL_2017) April 14, 2017