Watch as Kohli and Maxwell engage in a tense game of rock-paper-scissors against PBKS in mid-review. The Australian star's response is priceless.
Midway through the game against PBKS, Glenn Maxwell challenged Virat Kohli to a rock-paper-scissors contest.
On Thursday afternoon, the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Punjab Kings with a resounding 24-run triumph. Due to Faf du Plessis' health difficulties, Virat Kohli took over as captain for the game, which was a welcome surprise to RCB supporters. The Royal Challengers also got back on the winning track, putting on a strong performance (especially with the ball) to record their third victory of the year.
When asked to bat first, RCB produced a competitive score of 174/4 in 20 overs, with opener Kohli (59) and du Plessis (84), who entered the match as an Impact Player and sat out the PBKS chase, putting together a 137-run partnership. Since no other batter in the innings reached double digits, the RCB were unable to build on their great start. It didn't matter much, though, as Wanindu Hasaranga (2/39) and Mohammed Siraj (4/21) both destroyed the Punjab Kings' batting order as RCB bowled the Mohali hosts out for 150 runs.
In his role as captain, Kohli was always a dynamic presence on the pitch. On Thursday wasn't any different, as seen by the viral video from the match in which he engaged colleague Glenn Maxwell in a fierce game of 'rock-paper-scissors'. While Jitesh Sharma, the PBKS wicketkeeper-batter, reviewed an LBW ruling, the pair continued to play the game.
Funny enough, Maxwell responded to the footage that was shared on social media by making Kohli look foolish in a humorous tweet. Maxwell said, "Poor predictable Virat, always goes paper @imVkohli."
Jitesh, on the other hand, had a successful review and persisted in annoying the RCB bowlers for the duration of the innings before being the final batsman to be bowled out in the 19th over. Out of 27 deliveries, he scored 41.
The high-flying Rajasthan Royals will be RCB's opponent when they return to play on April 23 in Bengaluru. Despite being at the top of the standings, the Lucknow Super Giants narrowly defeated the Royals in their last match earlier this week.