Similarity between first and last match played under Virat Kohli as RCB captain
Virat Kohli has played his last match for IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Eliminator match played against Kolkata Knight Riders proved to be his last match as captain for RCB. In this match, Royal Challengers had to face defeat by 4 wickets. With this defeat, the journey of Bangalore’s team in IPL 2021 also came to a halt. But do you know that as captain, Virat Kohli’s game in IPL has ended from where it started. Yes, the way he started his campaign as a captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the same fashion, his captaincy career has also ended on the IPL pitch.
Virat Kohli became the captain of the IPL team Royal Challengers 9 years ago i.e. in the year 2013. But, in these 9 years, he could not win the team title even once. Yes, definitely came close to winning that title but could not achieve it. Talking about only the last 2 seasons, RCB has been seen playing the IPL playoffs. But could not go further than that. The biggest achievement for Virat Kohli as a captain with RCB was once playing the final of the IPL.
Where the game starts, it ends there
Well we are talking about that game of Captain Kohli, which started from where it ended. This game is related to the matches played for Virat Kohli as captain. RCB captain Virat Kohli’s first match and last match on the IPL pitch. There is a stark similarity between these two matches. And, these similarities can only be given the name of coincidence.
Started with 39 runs, ended on 39 runs
Now understand what this coincidence was. In fact, in the year 2013, after taking over the command of Royal Challengers Bangalore from the hands of Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli played his first match as captain, in which he scored 39 runs in 34 balls. And, when he played the last match as captain on 11 October 2021, he scored only 39 runs in that too. There was a similarity in runs between the first and last innings of Virat as RCB captain. He started his captaincy innings for RCB with 39 runs and finished on 39 runs. If there was anything different in these two innings, it was the number of balls. Captain Virat played 1 ball less than the first innings in his last innings.
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