Virat Kohli grabbed the Orange cap at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, but Thursday evening clearly belonged to Chris Gayle as Royal Challengers Bangalore blew away Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League match at the Garden City.
Kohli scored a breezy 35 off 27 balls to go on top of the batting charts with an aggregate of 198 runs in four matches, but it was Gayle's show as RCB went on top of the league standings with their third win in four games. Gayle smashed an unbeaten 89 off 50 balls with six No. 9 fetching the winning runs against a hapless KKR attack.
Like a young leader, whose emotions often get the better of him, Kohli dismissed his on-field spat with KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir "as a heat-of-the-moment affair" and chose to focus on a brilliant win against a top team.