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IPL 2022: ‘King’ Virat Kohli Made A Brilliant Comeback And Fans Can’t Keep Calm

There was some luck, then were some shots. There were the first pumps enjoying his fortune, then there was the celebration, thanking the god. Virat Kohli was in the mood today.

Against the Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede, in RCB‘s last league game, a must-win encounter, while chasing against one of the best bowling units in the tournament, Virat Kohli brought up only his second fifty of the season, and clearly his best knock this season. As it may turn out, if RCB are knocked out, this could well be his last innings in the IPL 2022.

But Virat Kohli will take it. For it signalled a sort of return of the luck, the kind he enjoyed when in his pomp until three years ago. When he churned out runs with utter ease and centuries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

He announced himself today with an authoritative straight batted boundary off Mohammed Shami and then a lofted cover drive.

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Then the ‘King’ got his rub of the green: an inside edge off Hardik Pandya‘s in-seamer raced for four, seeing which Kohli was overjoyed and celebrated as if he’d hit his 71st century. The next ball, a whip toward deep square leg where Rashid Khan, for some reason, was standing well inside the boundary line and then split a catch which he attempted to take one-handed. A drop.

That was it. That was the luck Kohli needed everyone had been talking about. Now it was time for him to capitalise on it. And he did.

He smacked Rashid Khan down the ground followed by another charge down the pitch and a pull boundary to seamer Yash Dayal bringing up RCB’s fifty inside the powerplay. While Faf du Plessis tickled along at a little over run-a-ball, Kohli continued with his momentum after the powerplay.

In the 10th over, he notched up his half-century via a superb whip six off Rashid over deep mid-wicket. Kohli looked up to the gods, his hand raised toward the diety, expressing his gratitude for all the godsend he had today. The Wankhede up on their feet.

Twitter was obviously wild as they got to see Virat Kohli returning to his best.

Here are some of the best reactions to Virat Kohli’s half-century vs Gujarat:

 

Also Read: IPL 2022: Natasa Stankovic Gave An Epic Reaction After Hardik Pandya’s Bat Slipped Out Of His Hands

 

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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