IPL 2023 MI vs RCB: The fifth match of the Indian Premier League 2023 was played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. In this match played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore’s team performed fiercely and defeated Mumbai by 8 wickets. Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings played an important role in this victory. Kohli scored 82 runs. At the same time, after the match, he looked very happy and told about the future plan of the team.
In the match played against Mumbai, Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 82 runs. He hit 6 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. Virat Kohli completed Fifty in 38 balls. This is Virat Kohli’s 45th half-century in IPL. At the same time, he also completed 3000 runs as an opener.
Returning to Chinnaswamy after 4 years was very special – Virat
After the match, Virat Kohli said – ‘I think it is great to return to Chinnaswamy after four years and this win. We bowled well in the first 17 overs but credit goes to their batsmen after that, especially Tilak who batted really well. It was a very comprehensive win and we wanted to win with balls to spare as it would benefit the net run rate.
Virat became a fan of Karn Sharma’s bowling
Virat Kohli also praised spinner Karn Sharma after the match. He said – ‘I think it was phenomenal, it was an extraordinary spell, it was brave bowling after getting the left-handed batsman out. He was bowling very well for us last year but he didn’t play. Even in the nets he was not hitting sixes, hats off to him for coming and playing after such a long time, great for him to perform against such a strong MI team at Chinnaswamy.
We have qualified 8 times – Virat
Virat further said that – ‘I wanted to mention for a while that after Mumbai who have 5 titles and CSK who have 4, if I am not wrong, we are the 3rd team to have qualified for the playoffs the most. Qualified 8 times. Take it one match at a time and try to work in a balanced way which we are and we will try to execute our plans as we did tonight.