Punjab Kings on Friday defeated Royal Challengers
(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.

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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.

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“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

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“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.

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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.

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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.