Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batsman was playing some good cricket against Chennai Super Kings before he was bowled out brilliantly by Moeen Ali on Wednesday, May 4 at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Opening the innings alongside Faf du Plessis, both the batsmen had given a good start and were dragging towards decent score in the powerplay. But Moeen Ali gave a massive breakthrough for Chennai by dismissing du Plessis who was playing for 38 in 22 balls in the 8th over.
Just two overs afterwards, Virat Kohli became another prey of Moeen Ali after scoring 30 off 33 balls.
Moeen Ali bowled a well-tossed up delivery. The ball landed and Virat Kohli stride forward to flick but missed it and the ball took a sharp turn to hit the stumps. He got Virat kohli for the 11th time in all formats.
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“Many teams had opportunity to buy me but they didn’t back me, didn’t believe in me”- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli opened up about IPL 2008 auctions and how only RCB believed in him when no other teams did. He has been with the franchise since the inception of the tournament.
“What this franchise has given me in terms of opportunities in the first three years and believed in me that is the most special thing because as I said there are many teams who had the opportunity, but they didn’t back me, they didn’t believe in me,” Kohli said on RCB’s franchisee show on Star Sports.
“To be very honest I thought about it. Yes, I won’t shy away from it and I have been approached many times as well to come into the auction somehow, put my name there and stuff. And then I thought about it, I was like at the end of the day everyone has X numbers of years that they live and then you die and life moves on.
“There would have been many great people who won trophies but no one addresses you like that. No one addresses you in the room like ‘Oh he’s an IPL champion or he’s a World Cup champion. It’s like if you are a good person, people like you, if you’re a bad guy, they just stay away from you and eventually that’s what life is all about,” Kohli said.