In the match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rabindra Jadeja took the bat by storm yesterday. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field. In the last over of the innings, Jadeja made 36 runs by beating Herschel Patel! He hit 5 sixes and 1 four off 6 balls. Then he took 3 wickets for 13 runs with the ball. Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is happy to see this form of Jadeja.
The T20 World Cup is ahead. So Kohli is very happy to see this form of Jadeja, ‘Everyone is watching his ability. I’m really happy to see him perform at bat-ball-fielding. He will play for India in a couple of months and it is a great pleasure to see the main all-rounder of the team perform like this with the bat. When he performs well and is confident, it creates a lot of opportunities.
After the match, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s voice was also heard praising Jadeja. Dhoni is not in good form in the current IPL. Speculation has started about his IPL career. This form of Jadeja is like water in the desert for Dhoni. Dhoni said, ‘Jaddu (Jadeja) is someone who can change the game alone. His batting has improved significantly in the last few years. So it is okay to give him extra time, extra delivery to play.
Royal Challengers Bangalore got a breathtaking win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. After winning the first two matches, Bangalore is now at the top. However, the team’s captain Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for violating the IPL code of conduct.
Kohli, who made 33 off 29 balls, was dismissed by Jason Holder in the 13th over of Bangalore’s innings. He could not control his emotions after being out. Reaching the dugout, he hit the bat and dropped the chair. Earlier, he also hit the boundary line with the bat. The video of the incident immediately spread on social media. Kohli, however, did not get a discount for doing so.
Kohli has been reprimanded under Section 2.2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct. Kohli’s punishment went through quite a bit. Gautam Gambhir was fined 15 per cent of his match fee in 2016 for almost the same offense.