“You rarely get to see such moments”: Zaheer Khan on Virat Kohli-Ishant Sharma spat


"You rarely get to see such moments"Zaheer Khan on the joke between Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma

Virat Kohli joins in joking with Ishant Sharma© BCCI/IPL

After the end of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2024, former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan on Sunday talked about the altercation between Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma. RCB continued their surge in the second half, making it five wins from five matches and moving up to fifth place with a 47-run win over DC at their home ground of M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After losing seven of the first eight league matches, RCB have turned their season around with five consecutive wins to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The former cricketer said that Kohli and Ishant rarely meet on the field.

“When things are slipping away from you, you have to brace yourself to take the wicket of a big man. It was the first time he got him out, so that was a great moment, especially his banter. Winning and losing are just a part of the game. Sometimes you will get hit for a run and sometimes, you will get a wicket, and both of these things you rarely get to see, even make fun of them. Also, especially good friends with Virat Kohli and that's why we got such a good moment, it's part of the game,” Zaheer said on Jio Cinema.

Talking about the match, DC won the toss and decided to bowl first. The innings of Rajat Patidar (52 from 32 balls), Will Jacques (41 from 29 balls), Cameron Green (32* from 24 balls, with one four and two sixes) and Virat Kohli (27) took RCB to 187/9. delivered. His 20 overs.

Rasikh Salam (2/23) and Khalil Ahmed (2/31) were the pick of the bowlers for DC.

While chasing the target of 188 runs, Delhi was reduced to 30/4 at one time. A 56-run partnership between Shai Hope (29 off 23 balls) and Axar Patel helped DC get back into the game. Axar, the stand-in captain, scored his second half-century of the season, scoring 57 off 39 balls to keep his team alive. However, RCB bowlers kept the run flow under control and bowled out DC for 140 in 19.1 overs to win by 47 runs.

Yash Dayal (3/20) and Lockie Ferguson (2/23) were among the top bowlers for RCB.

Cameron Green received the 'Player of the Match' award for his innings of 32*, figures of 1/19 from four overs and running out the in-form Tristan Stubbs.

RCB's fifth consecutive win has taken them to fifth place on the points table, a position that appeared practically unattainable three weeks ago when they lost to KKR by one run, their sixth consecutive defeat. They currently have 12 points, with chances to reach 14 when they play CSK in their final league game. The yellow males have 14 digits. A win in this game could give them a chance to enter the playoffs, but only if other results favor them as SRH and LSG (two games left for each side, both have 12 points) both lead by 16 points. Can rise and oust RCB. ,

During the match, there were several minor altercations between the two teams.

Virat Kohli hit a four and a six in Ishant Sharma's second over, which led to a brief altercation between the fast bowler and the batsman. However, Ishant got the last word when Kohli was out for 27 after two balls with a wide to the wicketkeeper. Ishant shouted with joy before having a cordial chat with Sharma. After this the bowler stopped in front of Kohli, due to which he jumped with joy.

Later in the match, when Delhi Capitals lost wickets at regular intervals in search of 188 runs, Ishant Sharma came to the crease at number 11 and there was a light altercation between the two.

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