Srinagar, April 30: The batting superstar of India Virat Kohli stormed back into form by scoring 58 off 53 against the Gujarat Titans for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022 match on Saturday.
He got off the mark with consecutive fours and went on to score his first 50-plus score in 15 innings.
While the spotlight was on Kohli to convert the fifty into a big score but he departed in 17th over when Mohammed Shami cleaned him up with a yorker.
As Kohli was making his way back to the dugout, Shami put his arm around the batter’s shoulder to appreciate his knock. He returned 4/39 in his four overs but grabbed the prized scalp of Kohli. Shami has been the best bowler for the Titans with 14 wickets so far.
Apart from Kohli, Rajat Patidar scored a brisk 52 off 32 balls while Glenn Maxwell chipped in with a quick-fire 18-ball 33, helping Bangalore post a competitive 170/6 in 20 overs.
Kohli last year had stood up for Shami when the pacer suffered vile abuse after India’s 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Kohli hit back at the trolls of Shami by underlining his contribution to the team’s success over the years.