Updated May 19th, 2024 at 14:53 IST

Virat Kohli goes on an abusive rant as RCB finally manage to beat CSK to qualify for IPL playoffs

Virat Kohli's contentious outburst occurs as RCB secures a win against CSK, securing a berth in the IPL playoffs. The incident sparked considerable controversy.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
Virat Kohli | Image:X/screengrab
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In a thrilling encounter between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB emerged victorious by 27 runs. RCB posted a formidable 218/5 in their 20 overs, with standout performances from Faf du Plessis (54), Virat Kohli (47), and Rajat Patidar (41). CSK fought hard but fell short, managing 191/7 in their chase. Faf du Plessis' stellar knock earned him the Player of the Match award. Yash Dayal's crucial bowling (2/42) ensured RCB's win, showcasing a compelling battle of skill and determination on the cricket field.

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Virat Kohli's aggression peaked during the last over of the RCB vs CSK 

As Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pulled off a stunning comeback to clinch a position in the IPL 2024 playoffs, eliminating defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and MS Dhoni in the process, Virat Kohli, famed for his passionate outbursts on the cricket pitch, was in good spirits.

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RCB lost seven of their first eight games, and it looked like their season was over. They did, however, win six straight games under the direction of Faf du Plessis, which gave them an opportunity to qualify for their final match against CSK. RCB needed to defeat CSK by more than 18 runs in order to progress. With 201 needed to qualify, RCB set a goal of 219 for CSK. Surprising everyone, they managed to limit the reigning champions to 191 runs and make it to the playoffs.

Virat Kohli's enthusiasm was clear the entire time. His exuberance at each wicket, particularly towards the conclusion, demonstrated his strong want to qualify for the playoffs. Kohli's enthusiasm and self-assurance were crucial in inspiring his colleagues. However, he was observed using aggressive language in the final over.

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Yash Dayal saved the RCB' play-offs berth in a crucial moment by defending 11 runs in the last over. The team's amazing recovery from six straight losses was demonstrated by Kohli's tearful and passionate response.

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Nevertheless, the loss shook CSK and MS Dhoni. After being removed in the last over and failing to give his side a chance to make the playoffs, Dhoni displayed unusual displeasure.

With 14 points, RCB's elimination match opponent will be either the Rajasthan Royals or Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Published May 19th, 2024 at 14:53 IST