It took the Royal Challengers Bangalore six rounds from the final to win their last league stage match against the Delhi Capitals. Wicket batsman Kona Shrikar Bharat struck and faced the second-largest batsman of the season, Avesh Khan. At least six would be enough.
Despite all expectations, Avesh comes at full capacity and opens wide. One more run to RCB, and now they had one big shot from a stunning victory. With 72, Bharat prepared to face the final ball, while the players in both dugouts almost had hearts in their mouths.
From Avesh to Bharat, a full throw, the batsman shuffles, hits him high in the air after properly connecting, and it was a six. Mission accomplished; RCB won the game by winning seven wickets and the world saw the rise of a new Indian star, T20. The dugout in Bangalore couldn’t be happier. The celebration was nothing short of winning the IPL final. As Bharat roared with glee, his teammates rushed to each other to be the first to hug him.
For everyone else, it was a nervous ending, but RCB No. 3 was as tough as ice because he was happy that Avesh scored wide and now he could bring the game home with one of his best shots.
“When it took seven (before the final ball), I wondered if I could throw the ball over the fence. And when it was a wide ball, it gave us the opportunity to score the six from the last ball. And fortunately, he went beyond the park, ”Bharat said in response to a request from the Hindustan Times in a virtual engagement hosted by RCB.
Kohli grabbed Bharat in his arms and spoke into the batsman’s ears. When asked what he could hear from his captain, Bharat replied, “He [Virat] said, “incredible effort.” This is definitely a special moment for you, so enjoy it. ” He was amazed that we won the six. “
Bharat has earned a reputation as RCB’s # 3 batter and left early Wednesday after first player Devdutt Padikkal was fired for ducking. Instead of being given a specific set of instructions from the captain who was hitting the ball on the other end of the line, he was asked to follow his instincts and play with positive intent.
“When I joined Virat Bhai, he just told me to play with a positive intention. He thinks we’ve done enough networking. So, if we are in the center, we know what to do and how to do it. So it is very clear. He said: “We will go with that intention and play positive and fearless cricket,” the 28-year-old said.
A famous figure in the domestic arena of India, Bharat is widely known as the giant of the red ball, especially after his three hundred in 2015 against Goa when he became the first batsman to do so. After three long years, he confirmed his credibility as one of the best players in the shortest format with 78 points not playing Friday night against the Delhi Capitals.
Following his IPL debut last month, Bharat cemented his spot in RCB playing for XI, becoming one of the players in all seven games of the UAE stage. As the team prepares for a crucial elimination game on Monday, it will be interesting to watch Bharat trade his case against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah.