Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, held the midfield off-game for the 19th match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Mumbai Indians on Friday. Kyle Jamieson was throwing a long ball and Krunal Pandya hit it straight to Kohli but the RCB captain failed to catch it and was just hit under the right eye. Much to the relief of RCB fans, Kohli did not leave the stadium but changed his position and was seen using an ice pack around his base. The visuals showed injuries under Kohli’s right eye and as the RCB captain continued to enter the field. Virat Kohli Drops A Catch
In the opening game of the IPL 2021 season, Kohli won the toss and chose to throw the Indians defending the Mumbai champions title.
Chris Lynn and Suryakumar Yadav looked dangerous in another category as the batsmen put up 70 runs for the second wicket.
Lynn hit the top with 49 hits and Buyrakumar added 31 runs as the others failed to keep up.
Kohli was marked by his bowling altercation and placement in the first match of the IPL 2021 as the RCB managed to limit the Mumbai Indians to 159/9.