Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli came up with a special cradle celebration for his daughter Vamika after completing his first half-century of IPL 2021.

Virat Kohli scored his first fifty of the IPL 2021 off 34 balls. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli dedicated his first IPL 2021 fifty to daughter Vamika
  • Virat Kohli did a cradle celebration after reaching his fifty against RR
  • Kohli’s cradle celebration after hitting maiden IPL 2021 fifty has gone viral

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli roared back to form as he hit his maiden fifty of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to set up his team’s convincing 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Notably, Kohli (72*) had stitched an unbeaten 181-run stand with the young and dynamic Devdutt Padikkal (101*) as RCB gunned down the 178-run target to register their fourth successive win in IPL 2021.

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Kohli, who got to his first fifty of the season in the second delivery of the 13th over, first raised his bat towards his teammates in the dugout, then pointed towards the stands, dedicating the knock to his daughter Vamika by doing a cradle celebration. Kohli’s cradle celebration after hitting maiden IPL 2021 fifty has gone viral.

Kohli and his wife Anushka were blessed with a daughter in January 2021. Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka and daughter Vamika are staying with him as the RCB management has allowed the family members of the players to travel with them.

Kohli’s 50 came off 34 balls and was followed by a personal milestone of 6,000 runs in the IPL as Royals surrendered way before the match officially ended. RCB never looked in any tearing hurry and yet the target was achieved in only 16.3 overs with all 10 wickets intact. Kohli went on the offensive once Padikkal had ensured victory as his contribution was 72 not out of 47 balls in their unbroken opening stand of 181.

The RCB juggernaut continues to roll with their fourth victory on the trot and a strong foundation in the points table going into the third week of the tournament. Royals, with a team that hardly inspires confidence, are again looking good for bringing up the rear.





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