Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive style on the field. At times, there is also a tussle with the players of his opposition team. One such incident happened during IPL 2020 when Kohli clashed with Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav. This Mumbai player has told the full story of this incident after two years. In the 13th season of IPL, the 48th match was played between Mumbai and Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. Batting first in this match, RCB had set a target of 165 runs in front of Mumbai. This score was made by MI on the basis of Suryakumar’s brilliant innings by 5 wickets. Suryakumar played an innings of 79 runs in 43 balls against RCB during this period.
Talking about the incident with Kohli on YouTube show ‘Breakfast with Champions’, Suryakumar Yadav said, “That’s his style. His energy level on the field is always different. That match was very important for both the teams so that’s why that match.” Virat’s sledging in the match was on another level. I was focusing on myself, I was saying to myself ‘Boss, you can’t lose focus and have to win the match at any cost’. The ball went to him and He did that action from there and it was very smooth.”
The 31-year-old further said, “I remember that I was chewing gum during that time and my heart beats knowing that he (Kohli) is walking towards me. He was not saying anything, I was not saying anything. I was telling myself ‘No matter what happens, don’t say a word. It’s a matter of 10 seconds. After that a new over will start. It won’t last long. The situation passed and then I saw him only after the match.”
IPL 2020 was great for Suryakumar Yadav. He scored 480 runs for Mumbai Indians with the help of four half-centuries. Mumbai also won a record 5th IPL title this year.