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Best shot of IPL 2017? Watch RCB captain Virat Kohli's stunning six against DD

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New Delhi, May 16: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli produced one of the best shots of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 which left commentators and fans stunned.

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Kohli and RCB exited the 10th edition of the IPL with a win against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday (May 14). The Bangalore franchise edged the hosts by 10 runs as they successfully defended 161.

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During RCB's batting innings, Kohli's check drive sailed over the boundary for a 67-metre six which was unbelievable.

The shot landed near DD's dug-out and it came off left-arm paceman Corey Anderson. The 28-year-old Kohli himself looked suprised with his effort and there was smile on his face as he saw the result.

"What was that all about? Didn't mean to hit a six or it just happened?," a stunned Sanjay Manjrekar said on TV commentary.

"Absolutely stunning. One of the best. Almost a check drive. It was absolutely flowing from the middle of the bat," remarked New Zealander Simon Doull on air.

"He has perhaps played the shot of the season," Manjrekar added.

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After the match, Kohli said he was not attempting to hit a six but tried to get two runs by placing the ball between the fielders.

"That six, honestly, I was looking to push this between the two fielders to try and pick up two but I think Corey (Anderson) bowled a cross-seam ball. I'm pretty happy with the way I hit the ball and more happy that I did it in a winning cause," Kohli said.

RCB had a forgettable IPL 10 as they finished at 8th and last position. They managed only 3 wins from 14 matches.

In January this year, Kohli had left the cricket world in awe with a six off England paceman Chris Woakes in a One Day International in Pune.

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Story first published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:50 [IST]
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