Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has responded to Mumbai Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s challenge ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019).

In a video shared by Star Sports, Bumrah has said that he is looking forward to unleashing himself on the world’s best batsman and his national captain Virat Kohli. Reacting to Bumrah’s statement, Kohli asked the 25-year-old if he was trying to sledge his skipper. After getting challenged, a delighted Kohli said he was looking forward to the challenge albeit the pacer shouldn’t look for any favours.

In the promotion video shared by the official broadcaster on Twitter, Kohli challenged Bumrah to come onto the ground and show him what the pacer has in his kitty.

Here is the video:


“Cheeku bhaiya! Apne captain ko sledge karega? Chal, aakhir seekh gaya tu. Bas Cheeku bhaiya se koi udhaari expect mat karna. (Cheeku bro! Are you sledging your own captain? (Smiles) Cool, you have finally learnt. But remember one thing, don’t expect any favours from your bro),” Kohli can be heard saying in the video.

Earlier, Bumrah, who is also currently world’s number 1 ODI bowler, had said he won’t become the best in the world till he got better of the best batsman in the world.


“World ka best bowler? Nahi yaar. Abhi toh world ke best batsman ke dande udana baaki he (World’s best bowler? Not yet. I still have to make a mess of the wickets of world’s best batsman),” Bumrah said.

“Aa raha hu Cheeku bhaiya, aur iss baar aap meri team mein bhi nahin rahenge (I am coming for you and this time we won’t even be teammates),” Bumrah added.