Just Virat doing VIRAT! things
Yesterday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals saw a one-sided game as Bangalore were completely dominated by Delhi in all departments of the game.
The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli, won the toss and decided to bowl first. It was yet another good start given by Prithvi Shaw as he blazed away to 42 in just 22 balls. The 23rd ball which Prithvi Shaw faced turned out to be his dismissal delivery as he tried to pull a short ball bowled by Mohammed Siraj but managed to glove it and AB de Villiers – the wicketkeeper – took the easy catch.
After that we saw a very animated Virat Kohli celebrating Shaw’s wicket as he screams and jumps and does his usual celebration which we all are used to watching him do. Obviously, it’s not the first time he has celebrated or given a send-off after his team takes a wicket, we have seen the same passion when he dons the white jersey for India in the longest format of the game as well, so there is nothing new when it comes to this.
There are some fans who may think why does he celebrate like this whenever a wicket falls like he has won a World Cup or something. To be honest, I used to think the same thing and I wondered why does he do that? But those who have followed his career will know what I am talking about, it is obvious that he wears his heart on his sleeve. Yes, he hasn’t won a World Cup, although his celebrations may indicate that way, but it’s his passion and aggression that always keeps him going irrespective of the opposition. It gets the best out of him when is pumped up. We all know he is a fiery character and when he is charged up, the fans are charged up too. When RCB were batting, Ab de Villiers hit a ball over mid-off for a boundary and it was Virat Kohli from the non-striker’s end who shouted and celebrated that shot. So not only he motivates himself by celebrating evey single moment of the game, but he also celebrates whenever his teammates are doing well too, and that is what creates an energy around the team, motivating other players to match up to his level of energy. It may work at times, and it may not work at times, but this is his motto.
Fans from the opposite team may question his style of celebration but if it helps Virat Kohli himself and brings out the best in him, then it doesn’t matter what others think. This is just my observation. So what do you guys think about this? Let me know in the comments section below.