Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Titans on Thursday to stay alive in IPL 2022. While the Faf du Plessis-led squad has done what was possible in their hands in the situation, their fate now depends on Mumbai Indians. In this article, we take a look at Virat Kohli react’s to RCB’s dependency on MI to qualify for the playoffs of IPL 2022.
RCB needs MI’s help to qualify for the playoffs of IPL 2022
Delhi Capitals is the only other team that can now put 16 points on the board. Considering they have a superior NRR, if they get to the 16-point mark, they will qualify for the playoffs. Rishabh Pant and co. will play the final game of the league stage against Mumbai Indians. Hence, for RCB to make an entry into the next stage, they will need the help of Rohit Sharma and his team to defeat the Delhi Capitals.
After their brilliant display against GT, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis appeared for a conversation together after the game. The topic soon shifted to RCB’s changes depending on MI for qualification to the playoffs. While Faf had already said that he was banking on Rohit Sharma in the past-match presentation, Virat also said that he will be supporting Mumbai on Saturday.
The former Indian skipper said, “We have 2 more supporters for Mumbai Indians, not just 2 I think 25 more supporters of Mumbai on 21st May.” Here is a look at the entire conversation:
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A cracking end to the league stage of this season
The league stage of IPL 2022 is ending on a high. Saturday will be a crucial day as the playoff spots will be confirmed on that day. Despite two more teams playing this season, the quality has not dropped. The top 4 are not decided until the final few days of the league stage. This is proof that this season has been a success. The qualifiers, eliminators and the final will be played across Kolkata and Ahmedabad.