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MI vs RCB: In a battle of the best, Jasprit Bumrah reigns supreme over Virat Kohli

MI vs RCB: In a battle of the best, Jasprit Bumrah reigns supreme over Virat Kohli

This is just the fifth time Bumrah has dismissed Kohli in the IPL. Having been going at it since 2013, the battle between the two T20 greats has been a spectacle to watch over the years.

With each passing day, Jasprit Bumrah shows why he’s the best. The Mumbai Indians spearhead had shown his class in their first win of the IPL 2024, going under 6 runs an over and scalping two wickets as well. A new challenge awaited the T20 master in the MI vs RCB match.

Going against the greatest T20 batter India has ever seen, Virat Kohli, all the unorthodox needed was three balls. Jasprit Bumrah targetted the stumps from the get-go. He got Kohli to guide the ball to mid-wicket from the leg stump, struck him at the pad on the second ball, and induced the edge on the third ball to draw first blood.

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In the 11 seasons where they have gone toe-to-toe, Bumrah has emerged on top just five times. From 2014 to 2018, the fast bowler failed to dismiss the RCB star batter even once. However, that trend has changed since 2019. Since then, Kohli hasn’t been able to score runs against him. He’s struck at a quick rate for the last five seasons but averages under 10.

YearRunsBallsOutsSRAvg
20131251240.012.0
201425040.0
201531190163.2
2016640150.0
201720120166.7
201828210133.3
20191361216.713.0
202036150.03.0
20211161183.311.0
20221480175.0
20240310.00.0
Total140955147.428.0
Credit: Cricmetric
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