Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis were in carnage mode against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Playing their second game at home, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) got off to fiery start after being asked to bat first by LSG skipper KL Rahul who won the toss. First, Kohli fired 61 off 44 balls to his team on the frontfoot and later on Glenn Maxwell joined forces with captain Faf du Plessis to keep RCB’s runrate over 10 runs per over.
During the match, du Plessis launched a big shot off the backfoot against LSG’s leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi. du Plessis struck the ball with such power that it went outside the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and even Glenn Maxwell was shocked by the shot.
Watch the video here:
Notably, it was the biggest six of the IPL 2023 season so far. Faf du Plessis’ shot was 115 meters long. It was a montrous strike by the right-hander. (IPL 2023: ‘He Hasn’t Delivered,’ DC Assistant Coach Makes Blunt Statement On Prithvi Shaw)
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj. (more to follow)
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