Royal Challengers Bangalore might not have won a title in IPL but they have all the essentials ingredients available to make a bid for the title for the first time. They are in terrific form in the ongoing season. They are third in the points table with 7 wins (14 points).
RCB played against RR in the last game. Virat Kohli-led RCB won the toss and chose to bowl first. Rajasthan Royals posted a modest total of 149/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Evin Lewis was the star of the RR batting line-up as he scored 58 off 37 balls including 5 fours and 3 maximums.
Harshal Patel continued his good form with the ball by taking three wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed took 2 wickets apiece. RCB got off to a candid start, thanks to Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli. They added 48 runs for the opening wicket before Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Padikkal for 22 (17). The southpaw struck 4 fours.
Virat Kohli (25 off 20) was outsmarted by Riyan Parag’s fielding masterclass as the latter run the RCB captain out. Srikar Bharat scored 44 off 35 balls including 3 fours and a six while Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls. The Australian all-rounder struck 6 fours and a six and helped RCB beat RR by 7 wickets.
Yuzvendra Chahal steals the spotlight with his wish during the game
Meanwhile, veteran leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is quite an interesting character both on and off the field. He is quite active on social media and whatever he does something unique, becomes a sensation. Case in point, the commentators asked a poll question that who should bat at No.3 for RCB in the IPL 2021.
As of now, Srikar Bharat has already occupied number three since the second leg in the UAE. Interestingly, three options were given in the poll. They are none other than Srikar Bharat, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.
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Meanwhile, Chahal was sitting in the dugout when the answers to the poll came. Chahal showed three fingers hinting that he should batting at number 3 for RCB.