IPL 2022: Ahead of Saturday’s MI-DC match, RCB changed their photo on social media handles© Twitter
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hopes of making it to the play-offs rest on Mumbai Indians beating Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2022 match on Saturday. RCB is currently at 16 points while DC is at 14 points. A win for DC will also take them to 16 points, but they will see RCB jump to fourth thanks to a better net run rate. With RCB’s hopes pinned to a win for Mumbai Indians, stars such as Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis were seen cheering for MI.
And now RCB has changed their profile picture on their social media handles to further support Rohit Sharma’s team.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 21, 2022
Earlier, after the match against Gujarat Titans, both Kohli and Faf du Plessis cheered for Mumbai. “We’ll have some blue hats hanging in our dressing room for the next few days. I’m counting on Rohit (Sharma) going to be big,” Faf had said after RCB’s win over Gujarat Titans.
Virat Kohli and Faf had a chat after the game against Gujarat Titans and in a video on the IPL website, both batters indicated that Mumbai Indians would have some extra support. “We have two more supporters for Mumbai Indians on the 21st, not just two, I think 25 more supporters,” Kohli said as he spoke to Faf.
In RCB’s final league game against Gujarat Titans, the latter batted first and posted 168/5 in 20 overs, thanks to skipper Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten run of 62. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood returned with two wickets.
Chasing 169, Kohli and Faf du Plessis set up 115 runs for the opening wicket. Kohli and Faf were fired at 73 and 44 respectively. However, in the end Glenn Maxwell scored 40 runs off 18 balls to help RCB secure an eight wicket victory.
In 14 games this season, RCB has won eight games and lost six.
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