Mankading has found a way in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), all thanks for Ravi Ashwin. The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper mankaded Jos Butler and since then the cricket community is divided, whether it was within the spirit of the game or not. After the Ashwin-Butler episode, we saw Krunal Pandya issuing a mankading warning to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni. Virat Kohli Goes Past David Warner, Shane Watson on Most Hundreds in IPL List.
And now Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Sunil Narine were involved in a funny incident related to mankading. During the 18th over of RCB's innings, Narine took a halt while delivering the final ball of his over. The West Indies bowler had no intention of mankading the RCB skipper, but Kohli, who was at the non-striker's end, acted as if Narine was opting for the controversial mode of dismissal. The cameras apparently caught Kohli engaging in the funny episode. Kuldeep Yadav Breaks Down After Conceding 27 Runs to Moeen Ali in 16th Over of RCB vs KKR, IPL 2019 Match.
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The RCB skipper individually had a good outing against Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens as he scored his IPL career's fifth century. He is now second on the most centuries in IPL list, which is topped by Chris Gayle. Virat Kohli Takes a Superb One-Handed Catch During KKR vs RCB IPL 2019 Match, Watch Video.
Apart from Kohli’s century, RCB fans celebrated team’s second win of the season. Out of nine matches, RCB have now won two matches and they still have a chance of making it to the IPL 2019 playoffs. The Kohli-led side will have to win all five remaining matches now.