Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Ravichandran Ashwin has had a few controversies attached to his name in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. First, he ‘Mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Jos Buttler, leaving the cricketing world polarised. However, things became serious when Ashwin’s side played Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru on April 24. On that occasion, Kohli, who is known for his passionate gestures on the ground, came out with an animated gesture at his counterpart after taking his catch in the final over.
Ashwin too was livid and he threw away his gloves after reaching the dug-out. The incident happened when the RCB required 27 runs to win in the final over and the Kings captain was caught at long-on by Kohli off the bowling of Umesh Yadav after hitting a six. Kohli’s fiery send-off to Ashwin made the headlines, as did the latter’s angry reaction.
Four days after the incident, KXIP has accorded RCB captain with a strange award 'Kuch Bhi'.
Here is RCB's hilarious response:
The RCB had won the match by 17 runs with their dashing batsman AB de Villiers bagging the man of the match award for scoring 82 not out off 44 balls. Kohli’s team, however, lost a key game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday that virtually pushed them out of the tournament.