Sophie Devine considers Kohi’s six off Rauf to be the’shot of the year. ‘ “I’ve been looking forward to being here and finally wearing the RCB colors,” Devine remarked.
On Wednesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore came within a whisker of defeating Gujarat Giants in their opening game of the Women’s Premier League 2023 season (March 8). Sophie Devine reversed her batting slump by top-scoring with 66 off 45 balls. The Royal Challengers fell 11 runs short of a 202-run goal against the Giants.
Following a painful loss to the Giants. The Kiwi star stated that she is honored to be a part of the organization and disclosed that Virat Kohli is her favorite Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer. She also lauded the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper for his 82* off 53. Against Pakistan in a group-stage match in the T20 World Cup 2022 on October 23.
Kohli delighted fans with a blistering fifty against Pakistan. Which prove to be one of the most memorable performances in T20I history. He scored 82* off 53 balls as India pursued a 160-run mark on the penultimate ball of the innings with four wickets remaining.
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Kohli hit four sixes in the 19th over, including one off Haris Rauf’s ball
He smashed a straight six right above Haris Rauf’s head to surprise the cricketing world, including the New Zealand skipper as she hailed the six as ‘shot of the year’.
“Having watched RCB during the IPL, and all their outstanding players, it is an honour to be part of the squad for WPL. I’ve been looking forward to being here and finally wearing the RCB colors. I can identify to Kohli’s competitive temperament. I loved seeing his T20 World Cup innings against Pakistan. The straight six (off Haris Rouf) was the cricket shot of the year. ” You have to respect Devine’s batsmanship to execute that shot,” he told The Hindu.
Royal Challengers Bangalore remain at the bottom of the WPL points standings after barely losing to the Giants in their latest encounter. On March 13, they will play the Delhi Capitals at Navi Mumbai’s Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy.
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