Hardik Pandya’s stunning all-round show went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chasing a fighting total of 168, Mumbai had the worst start possible as Tim Southee castled Ishan Kishan (0) in the first over of the innings itself. Suryakumar Yadav and JP Duminy tried to steady the innings and put on a 16-run stand for the second wicket. This one was an interesting match.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first. A disciplined bowling effort by Mumbai Indians restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a moderate 167/7 in an Indian Premier League clash at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. After a tough fight, Mumbai Indians lost the match by 14 runs. RCB’s win was totally unexpected today as their performance has been very weak throughout the tournament. Often, the team is trolled for a poor show. Today it’s Anushka Sharma’s birthday and nothing can beat this birthday gift.
In recent matches, RCB had to face disappointment as they couldn’t win at all despite putting in lots of efforts. What pinched us is Virat’s contribution to all the games; he had given his best in terms of batting in all the matches but even then, he couldn’t taste success. Twitter was filled with hate comments for RCB. Some even called Anushka “Panauti” because they believed RCB lost matches because of her presence. However, the scenario changed totally today, thanks to Anushka’s birthday.
He asked, “Big team effort, there has been talk around, was this win a birthday gift as well?” To this, Kohli replied, “Yeah my wife is here and it’s her birthday. Yeah this was a little gift for her. I am glad that she could enjoy this win watching from here and it’s very special to achieve these 2 important points in front of her.”
Watch the video here:
"My wife is here and it's her birthday it was very special winning it in front of her."
— h. (@inkedvirat) May 1, 2018
Watch the winning moment:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2018
Acclaimed Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma turned 30 today, on May 1. In the cricketing circle, she is known as the first lady of Indian cricket as she is married to the national team skipper Virat Kohli. There were many speculations in the fan circles about how the newly married couple will be spending her first birthday. Indeed, this was the best gift.