After some disappointing defeats since the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumed in the UAE last week, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a comeback with a thumping 54-run victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Sunday (September 26) night. Of. RCB have now moved up to the third position in the points table with 12 points from 10 matches and will be looking to enter the IPL playoffs for the second year in a row.
In a video shared by RCB’s social media team, Former South African batsman AB de Villiers Captain Virat Kohli is seen mimicking the animated celebration in the dressing room. The 32-year-old Kohli shows his spirit and passion by throwing hands and punching him in the air. De Villiers gave his captain a warm hug and then copied his style of celebration inside the dressing room.
Watch the video with Virat Kohli and de Villiers here…
RCB vs MI Dressing Room Talk
Virat chatting loudly before the match, Yuzi, Maxi and Harshal talking about their performance, Coach Hayes and Virat addressing the team after the match, and an AB special to sign off on a comprehensive win, All that and more on game day!#playbold #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/4bH4PIUeK
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 27, 2021
Kohli, who scored a scintillating half-century, said that RCB need to come out of the initial setback to return to the game. He was also amazed by the bowlers after the challengers dismissed MI for just 111 runs.
“It was a rough start with Devdutt (Padikkal) losing in the second over. The way Jasprit (Bumrah) bowled that over set the game up perfectly for Mumbai. From then on it was important for us to stamp our presence in the game and take a little risk,” Kohli said after the game.
“I thought we were level, 166, still felt like 10-15 more than the way we bowled. Eight for 30 against such a strong batting lineup was unbelievable.”