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KKR vs RCB: Virat Kohli avoids getting ‘Mankaded’ by Sunil Narine in a hilarious way – Watch

This law became famous as the ‘Mankad’ rule during India’s maiden tour to Australia in 1947.

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2019 09:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli gets back into his crease as Sunil Narine looks on.(IPL/ Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was at his animated best when Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine tried to ‘Mankad’ him during an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between the two teams at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.

This law became famous as the ‘Mankad’ rule during India’s maiden tour to Australia in 1947 when Indian all-rounder Vinoo Mankad twice dismissed Bill Brown by removing the bails when he was outside the crease. The Australian Press slammed Mankad and that is how the name for the dismissal became famous.

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On the last ball of the 18th over of the RCB innings, Narine stopped mid-way after completing his run-up but he didn’t let go of the ball. Kohli, who was at the non-striker’s end, had his bat inside the crease all along but got down on his knees to show the umpires his bat was inside the crease.

Kohli’s reaction prompted smiles from both Narine and the umpire. The video of the same was uploaded on social by the official handle of Indian Premier League and their post read: “Mankading me? NO, says Virat”.

In the match, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs to win their second match of the season. Indian captain Virat Kohli stepped up his World Cup preparations with a brilliant century for RCB.

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Kohli smashed a 58-ball 100, his fifth in the IPL, to help Bangalore reach 213 for 4 from their 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic venue in Kolkata.

Kohli showed patience at the start as he brought up his fifty in 40 deliveries but it took him only another 17 balls to reach his century. His previous four IPL hundreds all came in 2016.

First Published: Apr 20, 2019 09:31 IST