On Sunday, Virat Kohli etched his name in the history books as the first Indian batsman to reach an Everest in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli’s magnificent half-century led the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a resounding victory over the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023.
Kohli’s impressive performance came after du Plessis was dismissed in the 15th over. The Indian skipper then took charge, hitting a four and six off Arshad Khan to secure the win and hand MI their 11th consecutive defeat in their first match of the season. Despite MI bringing in Jason Behrendorff in place of Suryakumar Yadav as their impact player, Kohli and du Plessis dominated, racking up 30 runs in just three overs.
MI had set a challenging target of 171 for seven, thanks to Tilak Varma’s scintillating 84 off 46 balls. However, Kohli and du Plessis made a mockery of the total, slamming twin fifties as RCB romped home with 22 balls to spare. Even veteran spinner Piyush Chawla couldn’t stop the duo, as du Plessis sent him into extra cover while Kohli pulled one to Archer’s midwicket, helping RCB make 53 runs in just six overs.
This historic achievement by Kohli is a testament to his incredible talent and skill as a cricketer. It is a moment that will be remembered by fans for years to come. For more captivating sports news and exclusive interviews, visit Flash Exchange 777.