An interesting event took place on the 39th match of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at UAE. RCB had an incredible start this season; however, Mumbai Indians are not in form currently. The five times defending champions are at stake in this tournament.
RCB are currently at the 3rd spot in the points table and Mumbai Indians are at the 6th position. Both teams were desperate to find a spot in the playoffs. In this game, MI won the toss and chose to bowl.
The Virat Kohli led army started the innings well. As many had high hopes on Devdutt Paddikal, he was dismissed on the second over itself. Jasprit Bumrah picked up his wicket as he went out for a duck. However, RCB was able to make a comeback for that loss.
Bharat and Virat built up a strong partnership of more than fifty runs for RCB. To break this incredible duo, Rahul Chahar came into picture. Mumbai Indians wanted a victory so bad that the spinner came to the rescue.
Rahul Chahar Acts Aggressively After Taking a Crucial Wicket
After taking one of the most important wickets, Rahul was not in the chill mood. He turned furious after that wicket. Looks like Rahul was serious about the game and that was clearly seen in this act. He held his nerves till he picked up that wicket.
Predicting it as one of the reasons, we may also think about the never ending rivalry between these two teams. RCB and MI share a history which has been from the dawn of the IPL season. As we all know that things have been spiced up a bit between Virat and Rohit for a long time, both teams found the match important to win.
This behavior of Rahul Chahar may add some points in the fair play points table for the Mumbai Indians. In the meantime, Royal Challengers exhibited an excellent batting line in the middle orders that added to the big total.