The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has been nothing of entertainment. So far, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders were the four teams that qualified for the playoffs.
Delhi Capitals will take on Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on October 10. The losing team will get another chance to redeem themselves in the second qualifier as they will take on the winner between the third and fourth-placed team.
The Eliminator between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will be held on October 11 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The second qualifier will be held on October 13 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore locked horns with Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals in the 56th game of the IPL at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opt to bowl first. The RCB captain didn’t make many changes in the starting XI.
Rishabh Pant nearly starts crying after losing the toss
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals skipper, Rishabh Pant was amusingly upset after losing the toss. Interestingly, he also made a crying ’emoji’ on his face that left Virat Kohli in stitches. The video clip of the same has been doing the rounds on social media.
Upon listening to Rishabh Pant’s reaction, the presenter, Simon Doull also couldn’t control his laughter in the first place. After winning the toss, Rishabh Pant echoed: “Pitch looks dry, would’ve looked to bat. Looking to improve each and every day as a batting unit.
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Right now we’re going fine. Same team.” Batting first, Delhi Capitals managed to post a competitive total of 164/5 in their quota of 20 overs. On the other hand, after winning the toss, Virat Kohli said, “Going to have a bowl. The pitch does look a little bit dry. They’ve left enough grass in the game to sustain.
Later in the second half, the pitch settles down a little bit. It’s been hard work adjusting to all kinds of surfaces, and the teams that have done so have qualified. Some experiments come off, some don’t (Christian up the order). We come into this game feeling balanced about our lineup. Same team.”