Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) started their IPL 2023 campaign in style with a resounding 8-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. RCB skipper Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock to lead his team to victory, scoring an unbeaten 82 off just 49 balls to guide his team to a comfortable win with 22 balls to spare.

Social media goes into overdrive after Virat Kohli’s sensational knock

The Twitterverse was abuzz with excitement after Kohli’s match-winning knock. Fans took to social media to express their awe at the Indian skipper’s batting prowess. Many hailed Kohli’s innings as one of his best in recent years, while others compared it to his record-breaking season in 2016, in which he scored 973 runs.

Fans draw comparisons with Virat Kohli’s record-breaking 2016 season

Virat Kohli’s incredible form in the 2016 season is still fresh in the minds of cricket fans worldwide. He smashed four centuries and seven half-centuries, finishing the season with a staggering average of 81.08. Fans were quick to draw comparisons with his current form, suggesting that he could be on track to replicate his incredible 2016 performance.

Kohli praises team effort after opening win

Speaking after the match, Kohli praised his team’s performance and highlighted the importance of playing as a unit. “Phenomenal win. Homecoming after so many years. Virat Kohli credited Mumbai Indians’ batsmen for setting up a challenging target. Tilak (Varma) batted well. We kept backing ourselves. Faf went first, and I joined later. Kohli expressed his contentment with the way his team played in the game.

RCB’s victory was a significant boost for the team’s campaign

RCB’s emphatic win over MI is a significant boost for the team’s campaign in the IPL 2023 season. The team has been consistently performing well over the years but is yet to win a title. With the likes of Kohli and Faf du Plessis in top form, RCB will be looking to carry this momentum forward and mount a serious challenge for the title this year.