Mumbai: Upset with crowds jeering at Wankhede stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that he is not only the captain of the IPL outfit but he also represents India in the international circuit.
He made these comments after a section of crowd booed him when he was returning to the dressing room from the presentation ceremony. After posting 194 for seven in 20 overs, Mumbai Indians restricted RCB to 136 for seven and comfortably won the game by 58 runs.
"The IPL is not the end of the world, they are forgetting I play for India as well," he said.
Chasing a massive 195-run target, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their top order in quick succession. After a decent opening start, 4 wickets fell in just 3 overs, this which proved instrumental in their losing the match.
For hosts Mumbai, local-boy Dhawal Kulkarni struck thrice early in the innings to almost single-handedly ruined the RCB run chase. The pacer got rid of De Villiers and Kohli in the eighth over to reduce Bangalore to 43/4 in 7.4 overs.
Dejected with the loss, Kohli assured that his team would come back in the next match.
"The top four are not going to click in every game, this was one of those days when it didn't click. We have to pick ourselves up. Hopefully, we can re-group," Kohli said.
This was not the first time that Virat Kohli had an altercation with spectators. Last year, when the Indian team was struggling in Australia, Kohli responded to spectators’ jeering with an obscene gesture. He also had an altercation in India with some fans, whose video was recorded and uploaded on YouTube by an spectator.
(With PTI inputs)