Updated April 3rd, 2024 at 16:16 IST

LSG vs RCB: THIS Indian bowler told Justin Langer he'll get Virat Kohli OUT, and he kept his promise

Virat Kohli had a rare off day in IPL 2024. RCB's batting general was dismissed by a bowler who promised to take his wicket beforehand.

Justin Langer asked Indian bowler to get Virat Kohli OUT | Image:LSG/BCCI
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Virat Kohli had a rare off day on Tuesday during the RCB vs LSG IPL 2024 match. It was one of the knocks where he could never get going. He eventually fell after scoring just 22 runs, on a bowler who promised his coach that he would take the wicket of King Kohli.

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M. Siddhartha keeps his promise by taking the wicket of Virat Kohli

Following an emphatic 28-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru, a clip of LSG coach Justin Langer addressing his boys has come out. The video showcases Langer acknowledging his team for their professional display at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. During the duration of the video, there came a moment when the former Australian player mentioned the name of M. Siddharth. Langer recalled how his first meeting with Siddhartha went, where he asked him whether he has the wits to take the wicket of Virat Kohli. Langer revealed that Siddhartha made a gentle nod and said "yes sir."

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"Hey Kid, you reckon you can get Virat for us?"

"He goes 'yes sir'"

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"And what do you know he gets him out"

Here's the video that is making waves on social media.

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IPL 2024 RCB vs LSG: Match summary

Quinton de Kock’s astute fifty and pace sensation Mayank Yadav’s youthful brilliance fashioned Lucknow Super Giants’ 28-run romp over Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their IPL match here on Tuesday.
Lucknow constructed their 181 for five around Quinton De Kock’s 81 (56b) and Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 40 (21b).

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RCB threatened to miraculously scale 182 briefly through Mahipal Lomror, who produced a forceful 33 off 13 balls.

However, Mayank’s scorching three-wicket haul (3/14) was not to be denied as the hosts were bundled out for 153.

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But in reality, RCB’s chase never really took off – partly by their own follies and partly by the excellence of Lucknow bowlers.

Lucknow opened the bowling with two spinners – Manimaran Siddharth and Krunal Pandya – and it did surprise Faf du Plessis (19 off 13) and Virat Kohli (22 off 16).

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But the introduction of pacer Naveen-ul-Haq saw Kohli upping the ante, smoking him for six over the bowler's head.

The left-arm spinner Siddharth soon fetched the massive wicket of in-form Kohli as the latter’s attempt to go inside out resulted in a simple catch to Devdutt Padikkal at backward point.

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RCB went on a slide from that point losing skipper du Plessis, to a mindless run-out, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green and found themselves at 58 for four in the eighth over.

This was the period when Mayank cranked up the pace in his three-over spell (3-0-13-2).

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Maxwell tried to pull a 151 kmph laser beam from Mayank, but the high pace meant that the Aussie could not time his pull, resulting in a simple catch to Pooran at short mid-wicket.

Green was beaten by Mayank’s raw pace as the delivery straightened a bit after pitching on the good length to rattle his off-stump.

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The right-arm quick later added Rajat Patidar (27) to his kitty to reduce RCB to 103 for six, and the home side was sinking fast then.

Earlier, De Kock manifested his exceptional hitting skills with a fifty but Lucknow could not progress beyond a par score.

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The left-hander selected the bowlers and positions around the ground to play his shots with precision but the RCB bowlers did not allow other batsmen, except Pooran, a free run.

The Super Giants went off the block quickly, reaching 32 for no loss in three overs and then making it 54 in the Power Play.

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Most of the runs came from the blade of De Kock, who took a particular liking for pacer Mohammed Siraj.

The South African slammed him for three sixes – two in succession – spread across two overs – two powerful pulls and a handsome loft over mid-wicket.

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KL Rahul, who captained the side after coming in as an impact sub against Punjab Kings in the previous game, started slowly making six runs off his first 10 balls.

But a six off left-arm pacer Yash Dayal gave his innings momentum and later he swept spinner Maxwell for a six.

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However, Rahul perished soon as an attempt to pull Maxwell’s good length delivery ended up in the palms of Mayank Dagar inside the circle.

The second substantial alliance in LSG innings followed Devdutt Padikkal’s exit as De Kock and Marcus Stoinis (24, 15b) added 56 runs off 30 balls for the third wicket.

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De Kock, who brought his fifty in 36 balls, kept his end going during this alliance as Stoinis hammered a six each off Maxwell and Green as LSG rolled on.

But the blooming partnership ended when Stoinis’ half-hearted swat was pouched by Dagar at point. De Kock departed soon, lofting Reece Topley to Dagar at long-on.

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The LSG were 143 for four in 16.3 overs at that stage and needed a few more runs to reach safer shores.

Pooran, who biffed left-armer seamer Topley for three sixes in a row in the 19th over and two more maximums in the final over off Mohammed Siraj, gave them those during his final assault.

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(With PTI inputs)

 

 

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Published April 3rd, 2024 at 15:06 IST