Yuzvendra Chahal was standout in batsmen’s game, should be Man of the Match: Ben Stokes after RCB win vs KKR

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IPL 2020: Ben Stokes backs Yuzvendra Chahal to win the Man of the Match (MoM) award after the legspinner produces standout figures in RCB’s win against KKR, on Monday, October 14. 

Yuzvendra Chahal produced 1/12 against KKR in RCB win. (Courtesy of BCCI)

Yuzvendra Chahal produced 1/12 against KKR in RCB win. (Courtesy of BCCI)

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AB de Villiers won the MoM award for his 33-ball 73*Ben Stokes called for Yuzvendra Chahal to be MoM after RCB winRCB handed a crushing defeat of 82 runs to KKR

Before Monday, October 12, Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders had all the advantage, be it the recent form in IPL 2020 or their head to head record against Royal Challengers Bangalore, over Virat Kohli’s team. However, the extraordinary display of cricket by the legendary AB de Villiers and the RCB bowling unit led a massive 82-run victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The contributions of the bowlers, needless to say, was as incredible as that of AB de Villiers. Pacer Chris Morris and off-spinner Washington Sundar bagged 2 wickets each, all important dismissals in the game, while legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal got rid of KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik and produced exceptionally economical figures of 12/1 in his completed 4-over spell. Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes took to Twitter and called for Chahal to be Man of the Match as soon as RCB won the game against KKR.

“In a batters game @yuzi_chahal should get MOM here,incredible figures especially as it’s in Sharjah”: Chahal wrote.

In a batters game @yuzi_chahal should get MOM here,incredible figures especially as it’s in Sharjah

— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) October 12, 2020

The South African batting legend was awarded the Man of the Match title for his exceptional and unbeaten 33-ball 73 while partnering with captain Virat Kohli (33 off 28). AB de Villiers blasted 6 sixes in his innings and, in fact, one six (85 m) was big enough to fly out of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and into the running traffic in Sharjah. The ball landed on a busy Sharjah road and hit two moving cars (thankfully no the glass was hit) and slowed down the traffic for a while.

RCB posted a massive total of 194/2 after an unbeaten 100-run partnership was added by Kohli and de Villiers in just 46 deliveries. In response to the 195 target, KKR crumbled quickly and were packed and sent back leaving the team on 112/9. Even Shubman Gill’s 25-ball 34 was too weak to do any good for KKR with that asking rate.

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