IPL 2021: Virat Kohli And MS Dhoni's Camaraderie During RCB vs CSK Match Has Fans Talking
RCB vs CSK: Before their IPL 2021 encounter in Sharjah, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were all grins as they spoke to one other before of the toss.
Virat Kohli of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) exchanged smiles ahead of the toss before their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match at the Sharjah Cricket Ground on Friday. While a sandstorm rocked Sharjah, the two were seen conversing as both teams awaited game updates. The toss was delayed by a few minutes, but Kohli and Dhoni's moment of friendship was the main topic of conversation on Twitter.
Many Indian cricket fans praised the interaction between the current India skipper and his predecessor.
Mentor and captain later, brothers before. The bond of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni is always special. pic.twitter.com/TNiSZ0VOZE— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 24, 2021
Here are a few examples of tweets:
What a picture. India's Two Greatest - Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. pic.twitter.com/zGr91m0o9J— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) September 24, 2021
After an initial delay owing to the sandstorm, Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first with RCB. As RCB got off to a good start, Kohli smashed a fifty and worked effectively with opening partner Devdutt Padikkal, who also hit a half-century. CSK, on the other hand, came back with a few wickets to restrict RCB to 155/6 after a promising start. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the CSK bowlers with figures of 3/24. In response, CSK looked very much in control throughout their innings despite losing the occasional wicket.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 38 and fellow opener Faf du Plessis hit 31 as CSK started well. Moeen Ali's 23 and Ambati Rayudu's 32 put them on the front foot before Suresh Raina and Dhoni finished things off.
The win saw CSK climb to the top of the standings with 14 points, ahead of Delhi Capitals on net run rate. Royal Challengers Bangalore remain third with 10 points.