Video: Virat Kohli & Shubman Gill Engage In Fun Banter During GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match In Ahmedabad

Video: Virat Kohli & Shubman Gill Engage In Fun Banter During GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match In Ahmedabad

Amid the RCB's run-chase, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were engaged in a fun banter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Monday, April 29, 2024, 01:07 PM IST
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's star batter Virat Kohli and Gujarat Titans (GT) captain Shubman Gill shared a light-hearted moment during the IPL 2024 clash between two teams at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, April 28.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru registered their second consecutive victory of the season with a convincing nine-wicket win over Gujarat Titans. Will Jacks (100*) and Virat Kohli (70*) were the star performers as they formed an unbeaten 166-run partnership for the second wicket to pull off 201-run chase in 16 overs.

Amid the RCB's run-chase, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were engaged in a fun banter. In a video that went viral on social media, Kohli was seen hilariously doing a shoulder push to Gill and then teasing him while setting the field for his players. Also, While fielding in the first innings, he went to GT dugout where Gill was sitting and had a conversation with him.

Gujarat Titans posted a total of 200/3 in 20 overs on the board, thanks to brilliant performances by Sai Sudarshan (84*) and Shahrukh Khan (54), and set a target of 201 to chase.

In response to hefty target, Faf du Plessis gave a blazing start for the visitors as he smashed 24 off 12 balls at a strike rate of 200.00 before he was dismissed by Sai Kishore at 40/1. Thereafter, Virat Kohli was joined by Will Jacks at the crease to carry on RCB run-chase.

Kohli and Jacks unleashed their firepower as took on Gujarat Titans bowlers to the cleaners. Will Jacks, especially, was too hot to handle for visitors as he desposited 10 balls into the stands. Jacks hit the winning six not only to finish off the game but to complete his maiden IPL century.

Virat Kohli becomes first to complete 500 runs in IPL 2024

During his 70-run knock against Gujarat Titans, Virat Kohli completed 500 runs and became the first player to do so in IPL 2024. This is the seventh time after 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2023 that Kohli has aggregated 500 runs in an IPL season.

In 10 matches, Virat Kohli has amassed 500 runs, including a century and four fifties, at an average of 71.43 and 147.49. His best performance came against Rajasthan Royals, where he played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 113 off 72 balls but in vain.

Virat Kohli is currently leading the race for Purple Cap ahead of Chennai Super Kings skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad (447*) and Gujarat Titans batter (418*).

Kohli will look to pile more runs in the most runs in the remaining matches to win the Orange Cap.

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