KKR vs RCB: Virat Kohli unhappy with Rinku Singh for breaking his gifted bat

Both teams currently facing each other for the second time this season

By Web Desk
April 21, 2024
Kohli gifted Rinku a bat at the end of last game. - KKR

Star Indian batter Virat Kohli, who represents Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2024, appeared displeased with Kolkata Knight Riders' batter Rinku Singh for breaking his bat and requesting a replacement.

RCB and KKR are currently facing each other for the second time this season. In their previous meeting, despite Kohli's impressive 59-ball 83, the Knight Riders emerged victorious. At the end of that match, Kohli gifted Rinku a bat, which unfortunately was broken by him.

KKR released a video capturing the exchange between the two players regarding the broken bat on the eve of the game. 

Here's a glimpse of their conversation:

Rinku Singh: I broke the bat (you gave) against a spinner.

Virat Kohli: My bat?

Rinku Singh: Yes

Virat Kohli: You broke it against a spinner? Where did you break it from?

Rinku Singh: From the middle.

Virat Kohli: What should I do then?

Rinku Singh: I was just informing you.

Virat Kohli: No problem. Good that you told me. But I don't need information.

(Rinku then starts knocking the ball on two of Virat's bats.)

Virat Kohli: This bat is no good.

Rinku Singh: Are you giving me?

Virat Kohli: To whom am I giving?

Rinku Singh: You can keep it (returns Virat's bats to him)

Virat Kohli: You took a bat from me previously. Now you want a second? Because of you, I face consequences later.

Rinku Singh: I swear on you, won't break the bat again. I can show you the broken bat.

Though Virat refused to give Rinku a bat in the video, it wouldn't be a surprise if the RCB star decides to give the KKR lad another one of his bats after the match.