In the 68th match of the Indian Premier League 2023, Lucknow Super Giants faced Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. While batting first LSG scored 176/8 in 20 overs with the help of Nicholas Pooran’s amazing batting performance. Pooran in his innings scored 58 runs off 30 balls with the help of four boundaries and five sixes.
However, while chasing the target KKR got a flying start as both openers added 61 runs for the first wicket. Jason Roy and Venkatesh Iyer started well as they hit 15 runs in the first and second overs. Meanwhile, Afghanistan pacer Naveen-Ul-Haq bowled the second over for LSG and conceded 15 runs. While bowling Kolkata crowd teased him once again with the Kohli-Kohli chants.
Here is the video:
Eden Gardens crowd chanting 'Kohli, Kohli' on Naveen Ul Haq bowling. pic.twitter.com/WjibEQbiNr
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 20, 2023
Notably, after his heated argument with Virat Kohli during a game against RCB at Ekana earlier this month fans have teased him a lot by chanting Kohli’s name. He was teased by his crowd in Lucknow during their last game against Mumbai Indians. However, Naveen didn’t take it away and asked the crowd to get louder.
KKR got a flying start in a do-or-die game
In the do-or-die game against Lucknow Super Giants KKR were asked to chase 177 runs in 20 overs. They got a flying start as both opener Jason Roy and Venkatesh Iyer added 61 runs in just 35 balls for the first wicket. Iyer in his innings scored 24 runs off 15 balls with the help of three boundaries and a six.
Meanwhile, Jason Roy in his amazing batting performance scored 45 runs off 28 balls with the help of seven boundaries and a six. Both were dismissed by Krishnappa Gowtham and Krunal Pandya respectively. Notably, KKR needs to chase this target in less than 17 overs to restrict LSG from finishing in the top 2 in the league stage.
Here is how fans react to Kohli-Kohli chants:
KKR fans are Virat Kohli fans too
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) May 20, 2023
Kohli is everywhere even if he is not playing ?
— shubham upadhyay (@CricShubh8) May 20, 2023
Naveen ul haq ko famous kar diye kholi ne, wo bhi khush he ho raha hoga
— Pawan Shukla (@Shukla8175) May 20, 2023
Embarrassing behaviour from the crowd specially when India is going to be hosting the WC nothing in it to be appreciated.
— Pooh (@ThodaYehThodaWo) May 20, 2023
This chant will haunt Naveen forever in his life.
— Aditya Saha (@Adityakrsaha) May 20, 2023
He has messed with the wrong guy. Even though he is trying to stand upfront against Virat by putting up stories, but eventually the fandom of Virat will reign supreme. Every time he performs poorly he will be trolled badly and soon his confidence will perish forever.
— Indian cricket fan?? (@cricket_ict) May 20, 2023
Virat Kohli is everywhere ?? pic.twitter.com/3KlbfQch02
— KT (@IconicRcb) May 20, 2023
He deserves that Naveen MKC ?
Whenever he go any ground he will face this because galat panga le liya ?
— ?????? ????????? (@impkdurg26) May 20, 2023
Gambhir won them two trophies and crowd is owning his team. Kohli is massive.
— Death overs specialist (@rohancric947) May 20, 2023
looks like even if he play overseas the crowd gonno make his life harder there as well?????????bsdi wale ne galat jagah panga le lia??????????????
— Kawal7828 (@kawal7828) May 20, 2023
King Kohli is pride of Hindustan, we will always back our boi!!!???
— RamM (@RamMadhav20) May 20, 2023
king ???#ViratKohli? pic.twitter.com/oZueh95eih
— lucifer (@Pavan_shaiva_05) May 20, 2023
Came to check if this is the official account ??
— Adi_Rege22 (@ARege22) May 20, 2023