Virat Kohli's injury has gotten worse, according to the RCB coach, ahead of India's World Cup final.

During RCB's final league game against GT, Virat Kohli appeared to injure his knee while taking a catch.
Virat Kohli's injury has gotten worse, according to the RCB coach, ahead of India's World Cup final.

Fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a chance to experience a wonderful evening on Monday, but instead it ended up being a forgettable one as their team fell to Gujarat Titans (GT) despite their hero Virat Kohli getting a century for the second game in a row. In addition, the loss marked RCB's final match of the year as the Mumbai Indians edged them out for the final playoff position in the IPL 2023.

There was also a more pressing worry that the game's effects would be felt when India plays Australia in the World Test Championship the following month. After appearing to injure his knee while fielding during the Gujarat Titans' innings, Kohli hobbled off the pitch. He sat out the remainder of the game and was spotted watching with a dejected expression as Shubman Gill guided GT to victory with his own second consecutive century. As Gill scored the winning runs, Kohli was then seen hurling his water bottle in frustration before returning to the pitch to applaud the GT players. Later, he went for a walk with the rest of the RCB team.

Any worries that Indian fans may have had about Kohli's readiness for the WTC final were later allayed by RCB head coach Sanjay Bangar. "Yes, his knee did ache a little bit. But I don't believe anything serious has occurred. having scored two consecutive hundreds in a 4-day span," Bangar noted at the news conference following the game.

"He is a player who wants to contribute not only with his bat but also when he is fielding. He moved about a great deal. He played for 35 of the 40 overs today and the 40 overs from a few days before. He was giving it all he had. Thus, it will irritate you eventually, but I don't think it's anything major.

Vijay Shankar, who had scored 53 runs off of 35 balls in the 198-run chase, was caught by Kohli as he continued his knock. A 123-run stand between Shankar and Gill came to an end as a result. Gill eventually scored an undefeated 104 from 52 balls to end the game. He hit a six to drive in the go-ahead runs, compiling his second consecutive century of the season. RCB scored 197/5 after Kohli had previously struck 101 off 61 balls. This was not only Kohli's second consecutive century this year, but also his eighth in the IPL. Kohli now holds the record for the most hundreds in a single tournament, surpassing Chris Gayle's previous mark of six.