Virat Kohli did what he does best and successfully chased down another target, this time to guide the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the playoffs. Twitter reacted to a brilliant piece of fielding by Kohli, Negi's selection and Rahul's belligerence. Here are the best of them.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians were knocked out even before this match got underway.
This tournament will miss that fantastic bench of Mumbai Indians' coaches.#KKRvSRH— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 22, 2016
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 22, 2016
What an amazing catch from Kohli to dismiss Nair!
Moral of the story: If Virat is chasing, you have little chance.— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 22, 2016
And solve global warming...
What's left for Virat to do this IPL:— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 22, 2016
1) Climb a flood light tower
2) Dress up as a cheerleader#DDvRCB
It was not an 'away' game Virat...
Virat Kohli after taking the catch put a finger in his lips to silence the crowd. But 90% of the crowd is supporting RCB. 'Away' game. 😂😂😂😂😂— Aditya (@forwardshortleg) May 22, 2016
They just about did.
delhi must ensure they get enough for virat to get a ton in the chase #DDvRCB— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 22, 2016
If IPL was a Marvel movie...
The important question..
So you pick both Morris and Brathwaite in the team so they can watch Negi take himself apart in the middle.#DDvRCB— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 22, 2016
Dravid and Upton took on the Reform Negi project with great zeal. Expect them to make him drive the team bus back to the hotel.#DDvRCB— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 22, 2016
Negi has had a shocking season this time around, and his selection more so.
Pawan Negi is that MBA student who got big package but failing to perform accordingly.#DDvRCB— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) May 22, 2016
Just about right.
Pawan Negi's IPL: pic.twitter.com/VcAT2c9vel— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) May 22, 2016
Wonder what will motivate Kohli today...
RCB batsmen find themselves in an unfamiliar situation where their bowlers have delivered for the team already. #IPL— cricBC (@cricBC) May 22, 2016
Sad that he is signing off on a losing note..
Rahul making Dravid proud.
Had the (Indian) commentators followed domestic cricket, they wouldnt've been surprised with KL Rahul playing the reverse sweep & big shots.— Karnataka Ranji Team (@RanjiKarnataka) May 22, 2016
The guy that will get forgotten in this batting symphony orchestrated by Kohli and friends is KL Rahul. 341 runs @ 56 this #VIVOIPL2016.— ian bishop (@irbishi) May 18, 2016
Hasn't KL Rahul been one of the finds of the #IPL? As a T20 player!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 22, 2016
It is becoming so predictable now.
Kohli quietly seeing it through while Rahul was picking boundaries. Beauty of Kohli isn't in making records, it's in playing the situation.— cricBC (@cricBC) May 22, 2016
Not many teams can boast of this..
Big win for Delhi tonight as they prevent Virat Kohli from reaching a century.— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) May 22, 2016
To sign off...
Kohli can probably hit a half century even when the target is 49 runs. #DDvRCB— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) May 22, 2016
And it's now time for you to decide the 'Greatest IPL Player of All-Time'. Cast your vote for your favourite player in the Sportscafe #IPLGOAT poll. And once you are done voting, get your friends as well to vote by sharing the poll with them. For more details on the GOAT poll and to check out the other match-ups and 21 players, check here!
AB de Villiers or Virat Kohli - who will score more runs?
Predict IND vs SA on Nostragamus now! Join challenges and compete against India's biggest cricket fans. Play and win up to ₹40,000 today!
Download Nostragamus for FREE and get ₹20 Joining Bonus! Click here to download app on Android.