IPL 2022: Punjab Kings' heartwarming post for Virat Kohli wins the internet
Kohli on Friday scored 20 off 14 balls
He fell to Kagiso Rabada in the fourth over of RCB innings
RCB lost the match by 54 runs
Punjab Kings on Friday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 runs at the Brabourne Stadium to keep their hopes of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs alive. The big win also improved PBKS’ Net-Run-Rate (NRR). Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone scored half-centuries while Kagiso Rabada put up a superlative performance with the ball. On Friday, after their on-field performance, Punjab Kings are also winning hearts off the field, with their post for Virat Kohli going viral on Instagram.
When RCB came to chase 209 for 9, Punjab Kings came under heavy pressure with Virat Kohli seeming to have found his touch. However, the RCB star was dismissed by Rabada for 20 off 14 balls.
This was another failure for Kohli. This season, Kohli could not make any big contribution to his team. After RCB's defeat, Punjab Kings had some comforting words for Kohli.
"Virat Kohli, even we enjoyed while it lasted. Hope luck turns on your side soon," Punjab Kings wrote on Instagram with a picture of a frustrated Kohli to go along with it.
The post garnered over 171,000 likes with many praising PBKS for their post.
"Appreciate your post," wrote one Instagram user.
"I want Punjab to win....but it hurts watching Kohli struggle ??...i wish luck supports him in upcomming matches and specially world cup," wrote another.
"How sweet gesture, hope he comebacks soon," said another user.
"rcb fan but punjab won the heart," wrote another fan.
On Friday, PBKS scored 209 for 9 in 20 overs after Jonny Bairstow blasted 66 off 29 balls while Liam Livingstone smashed 70 off just 42 balls.
Harshal Patel took four wickets for RCB while Wanindu Hasaranga chipped in with two.
In the chase, a few RCB batters got off to a great start but failed to capitalise on the start. In the end, Glenn Maxwell was the top-scorer for his team with 35 off 22 balls as RCB were restricted to 155 for nine in their 20 overs.