AB had to miss the game which killed the dilemma of whether to pick Travis Head over Chris Gayle. RCB went with both while retaining Watson.
And did the Universe Boss reciprocate the faith in him or what? Kohli too was fantastic to watch. Initially, he took on the bowlers while Gayle tried to find some timing and work himself into batting form. Once Gayle had landed a few, Kohli adjusted his game to hand over strike to his partner. RCB with this win announced themselves as serious contenders with AB when he returns probably replacing Watson who has been unimpressive and undeserving of eating up an overseas slot.