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Virat Kohli's Gesture for Ball Boy Delights Fans
Virat Kohli, the star player of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), continues to win the hearts of his fans both on and off the field. In a recent gesture, Kohli showed his kind and generous nature by giving his bat to a young ball boy who asked for it ahead of their match against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
In the video circulating on social media, Kohli can be seen walking up the stairs after his practice session when he was stopped by a young ball boy who asked for his bat. Kohli, being the sportsperson he is, grinned and waved back before he heard the boy's request. Without a second thought, Kohli turned back and signaled one of his staff to hand over his bat to the young boy, leaving him ecstatic and grateful.
Kohli's gesture comes as no surprise to his fans who know him as one of the most down-to-earth and humble players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite his recent on-field confrontations with Gautam Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq, Kohli has always maintained a friendly relationship with his fans and has shown great respect for the game of cricket.
Last Gesture from Kohli
Before this incident, there was another sweet moment that delighted fans. Before the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, cricket fans witnessed a heartwarming moment as Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli shared a lighthearted exchange.
As soon as Sachin Tendulkar arrived at the stadium, Kohli rushed towards him to greet him. The two legendary cricketers exchanged pleasantries, hugged each other and shared a light moment. Kohli was seen jokingly asking Tendulkar to "switch sides" and join RCB for the match. The two then posed for a picture together, with Kohli looking elated to meet his childhood hero.
For Kohli, meeting Tendulkar was a moment of immense joy and nostalgia. The RCB captain has often spoken about the influence Tendulkar had on him as a young cricketer and how he idolized him while growing up. Tendulkar, on the other hand, has been impressed by Kohli's growth as a cricketer and has often praised him for his performances on the field. The meeting between the two cricketing legends was a sight to behold for the fans, who were thrilled to see their idols share a special moment before the game.
Team and Kohli's Performance
So far, RCB has already beaten the Mumbai Indians once in the ongoing season, with Kohli scoring a brilliant 82 not out in the match. However, Kohli's strike rate after the powerplay has been heavily criticized, with many believing that it has hampered RCB's scoring pace and damaged their overall total. Therefore, Kohli will look to rectify that issue against the five-time champions on Tuesday.
Kohli's brilliant form in IPL 2023 is commendable, with 419 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 135.19. His run total is laced with six half-centuries, making him one of the highest scorers in the competition and vying for the Orange Cap. However, Kohli has always believed in putting the team's interest ahead of his personal glory and has shown great leadership qualities both on and off the field.
RCB fans will be eagerly waiting to see Kohli's performance in their upcoming match against the Mumbai Indians, where they will look to cement their place in the top four. As the competition heats up, Kohli's class and composure will be crucial for RCB's success in the tournament.