Stunned Virat Kohli Departs After “Truly Epic” Catch By CSK’s Rachin Ravindra And Ajinkya Rahane. Watch

Mar22,2024



Chennai Super Kings put up a strong performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of IPL 2024 on Friday. Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman broke the back of CSK by taking four wickets in his first two overs. He dismissed Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green. This is CSK's first match under the leadership of new captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and his team gave its all in bowling as well as fielding. This was evident as Virat Kohli was caught out by the brilliant teamwork of Rachin Ravindra and Ajinkya Rahane.

The video of the catch went viral. Internet users called the catch 'truly epic'.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the blockbuster opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. CSK will go into the high-voltage southern derby with a new captain as MS Dhoni handed over the reins to opener Ruturaj Gaikwad.

CSK and RCB have faced each other in 31 matches so far, where Chennai has won 20 and Bengaluru has won only 10.

Four foreign players Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Mahesh Theekshana, Mustafizur Rahman and domestic player Sameer Rizvi are making their debut for CSK.

Speaking at the toss, Faf du Plessis said, “We will bat first. Looks like a good wicket, the conditions here are going to be batting first. First time back here, great to see the Chennai fans again.” Felt but I'm here with RCB and hopefully we can make a very good CSK team. The preparation has been good, we just need to move on now. An experienced campaigner brings that experience. Really good. “Our bowling resources are well fitted. There will be more backup. Hopefully, injuries don't bother us too much. Alzarri Joseph came in tonight, he included some spinners in the middle. And since we are batting first, we We'll see how it goes.”

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad said, “I feel fortunate. But I want to try to stay in my place, not fill anyone's place. (On captaincy) I found out last week, But Mahi Bhai hinted at it last year. Everyone here is experienced, sadly we are missing Conway and Pathirana. We have Rachin and Mitchell coming in this year, so they should fit in well. “Looks like a good pitch, a hard surface that should hold up well for the second innings. Four foreigners – Mitchell, Rachin, Fizz and Theekshana. Homegrown player Sameer Rizvi is also making his debut.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (w), Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni (w), Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande.

with ANI input

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