Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hopes of making it to the play-offs of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) rest on Mumbai Indians as Rohit Sharma-led side must beat Delhi Capitals in their final league game. If Delhi loses they are left with 14 points and so RCB continues. However, if Delhi wins, both Capitals and RCB will have 16 points, but based on a net run rate, DC will qualify for the play-offs.
After the match against Gujarat Titans, both Kohli and Faf du Plessis cheered for Mumbai, and Faf also said he is counting on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma to make it big.
“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.
As Kohli spoke, Faf even cheered for Mumbai, saying “Mumbai, Mumbai!!”.
In 14 games this season, RCB has won eight games and lost six.
In the match between RCB and GT, the latter batted first, posting 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.
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