The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has already started making headlines, not just for the cricketing action on the field but also for incidents off it. One such incident involves Virat Kohli, a stalwart of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and his interaction with the New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, a player whose performances in the World Cup 2023 had fans and experts alike anticipating his debut in the IPL.

MS Dhoni Steps Down, Ruturaj Gaikwad Takes Over

The Indian Premier League 2024 started with a bang as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) faced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Before the game, there was big news that MS Dhoni had handed over the captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, making fans very excited.

RCB Bats First

RCB’s captain, Faf du Plessis, won the toss and decided to bat. He quickly scored 35 runs, but soon RCB lost many important players like du Plessis, Patidar, Kohli, Maxwell, and Cameron Green. This left the team struggling.

A Saving Partnership

Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik came to the rescue with their partnership, scoring 48 and 38 runs, respectively. Their effort helped RCB finish with a score of 173 for 6.

Virat Kohli’s Return

Virat Kohli came back to cricket after a break, but only scored 21 runs. This was his first game after taking a break for personal reasons and missing India’s series against England.

The Controversy with Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra’s Debut

Rachin Ravindra, playing his first IPL game, scored 37 runs in just 15 balls. His performance was impressive, but his debut became more famous for an incident with Virat Kohli.

Kohli’s Send Off Sparks Debate

After Ravindra got out, Kohli’s reaction caught everyone’s attention and was widely shared on social media. Many fans didn’t like Kohli’s behavior and made fun of him online.

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