IPL 2021: Brave Virat Kohli scores 33 after being badly hit on the eye while fielding– Despite getting hit on the face in the IPL 2021 opener, Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 29 deliveries in the IPL 2021 opener. In his innings, Kohli smashed four boundaries. After RCB lost quick wickets of Washington Sundar and Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli stood in the middle and ensured RCB take the game away from MI.
Earlier today Royals Challengers Bangalore captain was hit by a speeding delivery off Krunal Pandya’s bat while fielding against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 opener. The ball ended hitting him on the face. It looked like the ball burst through his hands and hit him in the face. Luckily, it just under his right eye. It was too casual for the catch.
— Himanshu (@himanshux_) April 9, 2021
In the match, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and has opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB restricted MI to 159/9 in their stipulated 20 overs. Chris Lynn top-scored with 35-ball 49. In-form SuryaKumar Yadav contributed 31 runs while Ishan Kishan played a 28-run knock. Harshal Patel took a five-wicket haul for RCB in the IPL 2021 opener.
Later, AB De Villiers (48 off 27), Virat Kohli’s 33 and Glenn Maxwell (39) guided RCB to victory. For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen picked two wickets each but RCB won the nail-biter by 2 wickets.