IPL 2021: Virat Kohli is currently one of the best fielders in the world. The level of fielding that Kohli had set for the Indian team in the 2011 World Cup with Yuvraj Raina. He has improved manifold in the last 10 years. Under the captaincy of Kohli, Team India is more fit than before and all the players also do excellent fielding. In the match against Chennai, Virat proved yet again that his fitness and tight fielding have no answer by taking a brilliant catch.
In the match against Chennai, Kohli’s team had scored 156 runs while batting first and in response, Chennai’s opening pair made a great start. Ruturaj and Plessis continued to play big shots to take the match away from RCB. Then Chahal’s ball hit the outer edge of Ruturaj’s bat and the ball went to the off-side. No one expects such a catch on the spin bowler’s ball, but Kohli caught the catch with a brilliant dive from point and gave his team the first wicket.
— Gaurav Chavan (@ChavanGaurav18) September 24, 2021
Batsmen did not believe
Kohli’s catch was so excellent that the batsman could not believe that he was out. His teammate du Plessis asked him to stay on the pitch until it was clear in TV replays that the catch was caught. But Virat took the catch with complete clarity and Ruturaj had to go out. This catch from Virat dismissed Gaikwad for 38 off 26 balls, however, it did not hurt CSK much as they eventually won the match by six wickets.
– Pranam Gowda (pranamgowda910) September 24, 2021
Record partnership of Kohli and Padikkal
Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal got off to a great start for RCB after being asked to bat first in this match. The duo added 111 runs for the first wicket, which is the highest partnership for any RCB pair against CSK. However, RCB’s momentum was broken later and Kohli’s team could only manage 156 runs in 20 overs. At the same time, Chennai chased the target in the best way and won the match with 11 balls remaining.