After the IPL 2022 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, an example of players’ mutual respect for one another was on display.
Two of the best players in the league, Virat Kohli and Dwayne Bravo, were on opposite ends of the field, but that didn’t stop Bravo from praising his opponent and rallying behind him after a disappointing campaign for Kohli by his lofty standards.
Bravo, who was not in the CSK playing XI for the match against RCB, used Instagram after the game to write a note to Kohli and post some photos.
“Enjoy life and appreciate greatness! @virat.kohli Respect #NumberOne numbers don’t lie! #Champion,” Bravo wrote as caption for his post.
Bravo also shared three pictures. Bravo and Kohli are seen laughing in the first, while in the second, the two are hugging one other with text that says, “IPL’s leading wicket-taker and leading run-scorer in a single picture”.
Not only did the Instagram photo earn over 190,000 likes, but it also became viral on Twitter.
Kohli leads the Indian Premier League’s run-scoring rankings in the overall standings. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has 6,499 runs at an average of 36.51. In the tournament, he had five centuries and 43 half-centuries to his name.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo leads the wicket-takers list among bowlers. In 159 games, the West Indian has taken 181 wickets at an average of 23.86.