Virat Kohli blows kisses to the crowd and tells the Lucknow fans to cheer for RCB after Gautam Gambhir’s viral gesture at Chinnaswamy.

In Lucknow, Virat Kohli showed off his boundless energy and humor to the adoring fans. Even though RCB was on the visiting side, Kohli encouraged the Lucknow audience to root for them. Many in the crowd recalled Gautam Gambhir's celebration in Bengaluru as they cheered loudly for Kohli.


Supporters recalled Gautam Gambhir’s party in Bengaluru.

• The crowd’s reaction to Virat Kohli went viral.

RCB and LSG played a low-scoring thriller

At the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Virat Kohli at his fiery best. RCB had to defend a score of 126 against LSG.

Kohli caught two balls during the power play, showed his emotions openly, and engaged the audience in some lighthearted banter. Despite being the away team, RCB had a substantial amount of support from the crowd, with Kohli being a fan favorite just like he is in every other stadium.

Kohli was filmed executing the ‘finger on the lip’ celebration after taking the catch that ended Krunal Pandya’s innings off a delivery by Glenn Maxwell on the boundary line, before blowing flying kisses to the fans and pointing to the RCB emblem, telling people to support them.

Ayush Badoni’s inning ended when Kohli caught him in the next over. Kohli blew a kiss in the air once more. The volume of the audience at this point was the loudest it had been all day. The crowd’s enthusiasm elated Kohli, who encouraged them to keep going and raise their volume.

Kohli’s elation went viral on social media, and his followers responded in kind. After LSG’s last-ball triumph at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, many were reminded of Gautam Gambhir’s move, in which he begged the local crowd to keep hushed after RCB’s defeat by putting fingers on his lips.


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