Following Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League 2020, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has taken to social media to express his views on how DC dealt with RCB skipper Virat Kohli.
RCB were comprehensively beaten by DC yesterday. Put in to bat, DC scored 197 runs riding on Marcus Stoinis’ explosive half-century. In the chase RCB never really got going as their batsmen fell like a pack of cards. Kohli played a decent knock but was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada for a score of 43 runs.
Kohli’s condition was like Thakur from Sholay – Sehwag
In a video show titled ‘Viru Ki Baithak’ posted on his Facebook handle, Sehwag gave a humorous take on the match. “It seemed at first as if Delhi’s score has been suffocated. To fix it, ‘Special Agent’ Marcus Stoinis and ‘Atom Bomb’ Rishabh Pant arrived in. It was as if both of them saved Delhi’s government from falling. It seemed as if Stoinis had quarrelled at home and come in to bat and took out all the anger on Bangalore bowler’s and the ball. Agent Stoinis’ successful operation took Delhi to 195″, Sehwag said.
“I am looking for the misfortune haunting Bangalore. It’s been haunting Cheeku’s (Virat Kohli’s) team for so long. It seemed like Bangalore was finally rid of it but it came back suddenly. Embarrassed Kohli’s team in front of Delhi. Ruined all the fun. Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi has come on the top of IPL 2020 points table”.
“After Aaron Finch, Nortje got AB de Villiers. Then even Moeen Ali left. Having lost Jay, Veeru and Chachaji (Moeen Ali), Cheeku’s condition was again like Thakur from Sholay” he said.
“Rabada then got Virat Kohli and showed all the other batsmen that he is not a bowler but a road roller. So, the moral of the story is that even though Virat Kohli is from Delhi but it was Delhi itself yesterday which confounded Kohli” Sehwag signed off.
RCB face Chennai Super Kings next on Saturday.