In the most recent Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets, which ultimately enrolled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the playoffs. MI’s triumph eliminated DC from the playoffs race allowing RCB fans to celebrate the night.
The RCB players cheered for Mumbai and the electrifying contest got them! Virat Kohli, the former RCB skipper especially, famous for his passion for the game, couldn’t hold himself back as his expressions stole the show.
RCB on Sunday (May 22), via their official social media handles, shared a video of players, watching the MI vs DC clash keenly. The franchise shared the video with the caption, “RCB qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive year. We bring to you raw emotions, absolute joy, and post-match celebrations, as the team watched #MIvDC. This is how much it meant to the boys last night.”
RCB qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive year. We bring to you raw emotions, absolute joy and post-match celebrations, as the team watched #MIvDC. This is how much it meant to the boys last night.@kreditbee#PlayBold #IPL2022 #Mission2022 #RCB #ನಮ್ಮRCB pic.twitter.com/5lCbEky8Xy
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 22, 2022
Following the Capitals’ elimination, RCB has finished the season at number four, with 16 points from eight wins out of 14 meets.
We were shouting for every wicket that Mumbai got – Faf du Plessis
Exchanging his words over the MI’s triumph against DC, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis confessed that it was a great experience watching the game with the entire team present. He stated, “It was so good. First of all, it was very nice to see that everyone was down here before the start of the game. We all watched it together. We were shouting for every wicket that Mumbai got and then when they were chasing, every boundary. It was good that everyone watched it together and then the celebrations towards the end were awesome to be a part of.”
Furthermore, disclosing his thoughts on the playoffs qualification, Du Plessis added: “The last game we played, we felt almost like we played our best game of cricket of this campaign so far. That’s how you want to enter the knockouts. We needed someone to do us a favor in Mumbai, so we are very thankful for that. Obviously now, the work starts again.”
More to the point, RCB will face KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the eliminator, on May 25, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Written By Prachi Pisal