KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to play milestone 200th match in iconic jersey; becomes fifth player in IPL history to achieve feat

KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to play milestone 200th match in iconic jersey; becomes fifth player in IPL history to achieve feat
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to play milestone 200th match in iconic jersey; becomes fifth player in IPL history to achieve feat

KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to lock horns with a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side tonight in Ahmedabad. Incidentally, today’s match marks the 200th IPL appearance for skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli becomes the first RCB player and only the fifth cricketer in IPL history to reach the milestone. Previously, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Siensh Karthik and Suresh Raina have achieved the feat.

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Earlier yesterday, RCB announced it will be sporting a special “blue jersey” in one of the upcoming games to pay respect and show solidarity to all the front-line heroes who have led the fight against coronavirus pandemic. “RCB has identified key areas where much-needed help is required immediately in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support in Bangalore and other cities, and will be making a financial contribution towards this,” said Kohli in a video posted on RCB’s Twitter.

KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to play milestone 200th match in iconic jersey

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KKR vs RCB IPL 2021: Struggling Kolkata Knight Riders looking for revival, but where is the batting might to beat RCB?

Having started the season with much promise under Eoin Morgan, KKR so far have failed to inspire, suffering five defeats in seven matches. They are at the sixth spot in the eight-team IPL Points table, staring at early elimination for a third season in a row and doesn’t seem to have enough firepower to beat Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 

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Ahead of KKR vs RCB match, the biggest letdown for KKR this season has been their top-order batting as the top three — Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi — have failed to give the team a decent start.

– Supremely-talented Gill is struggling in the T20 scheme of things and has failed to convert his starts at the top. He is averaging 18 and scoring at a strike rate of 117
– Nitish Rana hasn’t done much after 1st 2 matches and is struggling for runs
– Rahul Tripathi @ No. 3 has been patchy
– Eoin Morgan is another big disappointment and has scored only 92 runs in 7 matches
– Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hassan also narrates the same story
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to play milestone 200th match in iconic jersey; becomes fifth player in IPL history to achieve feat