'Felt that pain': Virat Kohli's heartwarming gesture for 'broken' rival

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Virat Kohli (pictured right) embraces Ishan Kishan (pictured right) for a chat after the game.
Virat Kohli (pictured right) offered some consoling words to Indian teammate, and IPL rival, Ishan Kishan (pictured left) after their match. (Image: Viva IPL)

Virat Kohli has been praised for a classy moment with a 'broken' rival batter following his team's Indian Premier League win.

Kohli was celebrating a remarkable milestone in the Royal Challengers Bangalore's victory over Mumbai after becoming the first Indian to record 10,000 runs in both the Twenty20 and ODI format.

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RCB were in full control after the Indian captain scored a half-century alongside a blistering knock from Australian Glenn Maxwell.

And RCB ripped through the Mumbai batting line-up thanks to hat-trick bowler Harshal Patel.

However, after the convincing victory, Kohli took it upon himself to console IPL opponent Ishan Kishan.

The Indian batter was dismissed for just nine runs and has been horribly out-of-form in the lead-up to the Twenty20 World Cup.

Clearly looking distressed, cameras picked up Kohli walking alongside Kishan and putting his arm around his emotional international teammate.

Kohli's classy gesture for the 'broken' 23-year-old was quickly praised.

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Kohli also had some encouraging words for his teammates as he saluted the Australian 'Maxi' for his all-round player of the match-winning performance which helped RCB to a 54-run win in Sunday's match in Dubai.

The RCB captain got to the mark after pulling Jasprit Bumrah for six in his knock of 51 from 42 balls, joining Gayle, Keiron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and David Warner as the other players to have scored 10,000 runs in the shortest format.

Kohli has a total of 10,038 runs from 314 games at an average of 41.65 in T20s, with 3,159 of those coming while playing for India. He has scored five hundreds in the format, all for RCB.

Maxwell joined the fun as he smashed 56 off just 37 balls, including three sixes and six fours, to help propel RCB to 6-165 off their 20 overs. Kohli called the Aussie's effort an "unbelievable" innings.

In reply, the champions Mumbai slumped to 111 all out, with Maxwell also contributing a very useful 2-23 off his four overs.

Their star with the ball, though, was fast bowler Patel, who finished with figures of 4-17 as he became the third Bangalore bowler to take a hat-trick in the IPL.

He took the wickets of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar with three perfect slower deliveries.

Earlier in Abu Dhabi, Chennai Super Kings had pulled off a thrilling last-ball win over Kolkata Knight Riders which lifted the three-time champions back to the top of the league.

with AAP

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