Kohli’s six gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a win over Mumbai Indians. In the World Cup 2011 final too, Dhoni hit the final shot for a six for victory. These two matches are exactly 11 years apart.
Kohli And Dhoni Winning Shots For Their Teams
RCB beat Mumbai by 8 wickets in the 5th match of IPL season 16. In the second ball of the 17th over, Virat Kohli, who was at the crease, brought back memories of 12 years ago with a single shot. Yes, Kohli hit a six to give Royal Challengers Bangalore a win over Mumbai Indians. But this match took place on April 2, 2023. Exactly 11 years ago, on April 2, 2011, Dhoni’s team won the World Cup. In that match too, Dhoni hit the final shot for a six for victory. As these two matches were held exactly 11 years apart on the same date, Team India fans are calling it ‘Dhoni’s Kohli Tribute’. In this match, Kohli scored an unbeaten 82 runs and started the IPL 16 season with a win.
VIRAAAATTTT KOHHLLIII FINISHES OFF IN STYLE. @imVkohli 🐐🐐🐐#RCBvsMI | #MIvsRCB#ViratKohli𓃵 #TATAIPL2023 #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/eZlA7NCZrN
— Raja Gurjar (@Raja_Gurjar921) April 2, 2023
RCB’s tweet on Kohli’s winning shot
April 2nd, Ravi Shastri in the commentary box and a 6️⃣ to finish off a brilliant run chase.
A tribute to THAT 6️⃣ from MSD #OnThisDay #PlayBold #OurRCB #IPL2023 #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/MIAq24u5gC
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 2, 2023
World Cup 2011, India vs Sri Lanka
Team India led by Dhoni won the 2011 World Cup trophy in India. The Indian and Sri Lankan teams who reached the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai fought for the trophy. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 274 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. On behalf of the Lankans, Mahela Jayawardene exploded with an unbeaten century (103). Yuvraj 2, Zaheer Khan 2 and Harbhajan Singh 1 took wickets for India. After starting the batting innings, Team India did not get off to a good start but Gautam Gambhir scored 97 runs when he came in one down. And Virat Kohli also excelled with 35 runs. In particular, MS Dhoni, the captain of Team India, played the captain’s innings. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 runs in that match. It must be said that Dhoni’s winning six shot for victory will never be remembered in the hearts of Team India fans.
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘩 🏆
🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2011, #TeamIndia won the ODI World Cup for the second time. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/IJNaLjkYLt
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 2, 2023
IPL Season 16, RCB vs Mumbai
Batting first in the match held at Bangalore, Mumbai scored 171 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In this sequence, Tilak Verma smashed 84 runs (in 46 balls, 9 fours, 4 sixes) on behalf of Mumbai. After coming to bat, RCB got off to a good start with Captain Du Plessis and former captain Virat Kohli.. The team lost 2 wickets and reached the target in 16.2 overs. In this sequence, Virat Kohli entertained the fans with an unbeaten 82 runs (6 fours, 5 sixes). Just like Dhoni did in the World Cup, Kohli also hit the same shot exactly 11 years later to give the team victory.
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