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Rajasthan Royals roast Virat Kohli’s record-tying crawl: Can RCB stop the rot after third straight IPL 2024 loss?

Rajasthan Royals roast Virat Kohli’s record-tying crawl: Can RCB stop the rot after third straight IPL 2024 loss?

While Virat Kohli's return to form was a welcome sight for RCB fans, his slow century provided the Royals with an opportunity for a lighthearted social media dig.

The Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru faced off in a thrilling IPL 2024 encounter on Saturday, April 6, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. While the match itself went down to the wire, it was the social media battle between the two teams that stole the show.

Virat Kohli slows IPL 2024 ton

The match marked a significant milestone for Virat Kohli, who recorded the first IPL century of the season. This long-awaited ton, his eighth in the league’s history, signaled a return to form for the star batsman.

However, the manner of his achievement sparked some debate. Virat Kohli’s century came in 67 balls, tying the record for the slowest IPL hundred ever – a mark set by Manish Pandey in 2008.

Rajasthan Royals take cheeky dig

As the Rajasthan Royals chased down RCB’s total of 183, with Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler leading the charge with fifties, the Rajasthan Royals’ social media team couldn’t resist a playful jab at Kohli. Their cheeky tweet read: “184 sounds good on a day when 200+ was possible.”

This poked fun at Virat Kohli’s post-innings comments, where he had explained that the lack of pace and bounce in the wicket made scoring boundaries difficult and justified the target of 183.

Virat Kohli defends target

Earlier, during the mid-innings break, Virat Kohli had explained that RCB initially aimed for a score closer to 190-195. However, upon realizing the pitch’s slow nature, they adjusted their strategy.

Virat Kohli emphasized the importance of one of the openers batting deep to ensure they reached a defendable total of 180-185. He expressed confidence that this revised target would be effective on that particular pitch.

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Match of Cricket and Social Media Wit

The encounter between the Royals and RCB offered a thrilling display of cricket, with both teams showcasing their batting prowess. However, the social media banter between the franchises added another layer of entertainment to the match, leaving fans both amused and engaged.

While Virat Kohli’s return to form was a welcome sight for RCB fans, his slow century provided the Royals with an opportunity for a lighthearted social media dig.

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