Royal Challengers Bangalore are in sensational form in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. They are the only team to win two games in a row. As a result, they topped the IPL 2021 points table.
Virat Kohli’s side got the better of Mumbai Indians in the first game in Chennai. They won the game in the last ball as they pulled off the ropes from jaws of defeat. After that, they took on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next game.
RCB came through with flying colours and defeated David Warner-led SRH with ease. Virat Kohli & Co locked horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the third game at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Kohli and Rajat Patidar had a bad day at the office as they departed for 5 and 1 respectively. Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell added an 87-run stand for the third wicket.
However, Padikkal didn’t last long as he fell prey to Prasidh Krishna’s bowling in the 12th over. The left-handed opener managed to score just 25 off 28 balls including 2 fours. However, Maxwell and AB de Villiers stole the show with big knocks.
Maxwell top-scored with 78 off 49 balls including 9 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 159.18. AB de Villiers scored a blistering 76 off 34 balls with the help of 9 boundaries and 3 maximums at a strike rate of 223.53. RCB posted 204/4 in 20 overs.
Devdutt Padikkal pulls off an outrageous reverse hit
Devdutt Padikkal might have consumed too many balls in his stay at the crease but he caught everyone’s attention by playing a mesmerizing reverse-hit shot off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling.
During the second ball of the 11th over bowled by the veteran off-spinner, Padikkal comfortably played a reverse hit which went for a boundary. Padikkal not only impressed the fans but also Maxwell. The video clip spread like wildfire on social media.
Watch the video below:
Padikkal does a Maxwell
Yes, We are impressed!
that’s Outrageous isn’t it?