PBKS vs RCB: Watch – Virat Kohli hits the target to lay down a ball to Shashank Singh after his collision with Faf du Plessis

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Virat Kohli runs out Shashank Singh


Punjab Kings batsman Shashank Singh played a brilliant innings before being run out, courtesy of Royal Challengers Bengaluru star Virat Kohli’s brilliant direct hit in the 58th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) on Thursday, May 9 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket. Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

Shashank Singh was an accidental purchase by Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League 2024 auction but he has proven his true value to the team by playing some fantastic knocks throughout the season and single-handedly winning matches for the team.

Shashank Singh was on his way to once again play a great innings and lead PBKS to victory. However, he could not do so as Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis stood in his way and prevented him from doing so.

Shashank Singh played a sensational innings and smashed 37 runs off 19 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes, before running out in the match. Notably, his exit came after his nasty collision with RCB captain Faf du Plessis.

On the third ball of the 14th over, Lockie Ferguson bowled a short ball to Sam Curran and played it towards the leg side and ran two along with Shashank Singh. As Shashank Singh was coming back for two, Faf du Plessis came in his way and there was a massive collision between the players, the effect of which was mainly reflected on the PBKS star, who injured his shoulder and appeared to be in terrible pain. Despite a nasty collision, Shashank decided to continue, but his innings did not last long as he was dismissed on the next ball.

After playing a short delivery to the leg side, the PBKS batsmen once again decided to take two runs but Virat Kohli didn’t let that happen as he ran in from mid-wicket and hit a sensational straight hit to trap Shashank Singh. he cut and finished his innings.

Watch: The incident involving Shashank Singh, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis

In the end, Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the match by 60 runs against Punjab Kings and Virat Kohli won the player of the match award for his knock of 92 runs.

After winning the Man of the Match award, Virat Kohli explained in detail how he wants to continue improving his game and get better. Virat Kohli said:

“For me, it’s still quality over quantity. For me, it works very well. Also, understanding the game allows you to practice less, just trying to replicate what I’ve done in the past. I’m still trying to improve aspects of the game. game in which “You want to get better. It’s an evolving process. I took the slow sweep against the spinners, I didn’t practice it, I know I have done it in the past, it takes a bit of conviction.”

Virat Kohli further said that he is trying to play with a high scoring percentage for his team and also spoke about RCB’s campaign. He elaborated:

“I’ve managed to get ahead of that thinking. I’m trying to keep up the pace of success for myself and the team. The only way to get through a tournament is to be honest with ourselves. We had those losses on the trot, we just had an honest conversation. We needed to pull our socks up. That game against KKR went all the way. We wanted to play for our self-respect. We just can’t go out and play like that. The confidence is back and we are on a roll. .We wouldn’t have to depend on many other aspects (if we had played better at the beginning of the tournament).