IPL 2022 RCB vs LSG: Virat Kohli, the former captain of Team India, had resigned from the captaincy post of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore along with the Indian team. However, in the match played against Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday in IPL 2022, Virat Kohli was once again seen captaining RCB. Seeing Virat Kohli back as the captain, his fans were very happy. In fact, in the first few overs of Lucknow Super Giants’ innings, the team’s regular captain Faf du Plessis did not come on the field, after which Virat took the responsibility of captaincy in his place.
Virat Kohli Handled responsibility in the absence of Faf du Plessis
IPL 2022 RCB vs LSG: Virat Kohli had already announced before the second leg of IPL 2021 played in UAE that this would be his last season as captain for RCB. After which the RCB team management has given the responsibility of captaincy by including former South African captain Faf du Plessis in his team in the auction held before this season. Faf was earlier part of the Chennai Super Kings team and contributed significantly with the bat in making CSK champions last season. Faf played a match-winning inning of 96 runs against Lucknow Super Giants. Virat Kohli made full use of his experience to put the Lucknow Super Giants team under pressure from the very beginning with excellent field placements and bowling changes.
RCB reached the second place in the points table
Talking about the match, after losing the toss and opting to bat first, RCB scored 181 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in response, the team of Lucknow Super Giants could only reach 163 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs and ended the match. Lost by a margin of 18 runs. Captain KL Rahul, who is in excellent form, could not give a good start to Lucknow Super Giants, experienced players like De Kock and Manish Pandey also lost their wickets in the beginning. Due to this the team came under pressure from the beginning and could not recover from it till the end. This is the fifth win for RCB in 7 matches. With this, he has reached the second position in the points table.