RCB vs DD Star Wars: Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir

Two fierce and determined cricketers will be up against each other when Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on Delhi Daredevils on Saturday.

In a league requiring batting blitzkriegs consistently, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli possess the might to provide plenty of it. The two contemporaries from the same city — Delhi — have displayed their value in the batting order with useful knocks for their sides. Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, has peaked coming into the IPL contest against Gambhir’s Delhi Daredevils, having hit a couple of half-centuries in his last three matches. His unbeaten 92 against Mumbai Indians was from the top drawer; its value diminishes slightly only because it couldn’t ensure a win.

Gambhir started his Indian Premier League campaign this season with a half-century, but has been suffering a dip in form of late. He would look to bounce back against Royal Challengers on Saturday.

Kohli and Gambhir have another essential trait in common; both are consummate professionals and driven team men. They are known for their aggressive nature on the cricket field, something that has been an essential part of their successful cricketing journeys.

Unlike Gambhir, though, Kohli has not won a single IPL title.

Sparks will fly when the two clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.