“Thank you, Mumbai, We’ll Remember This One,” says Virat Kohli as MI seals RCB’s IPL Playoff berth.
“Thank you, Mumbai,” Virat Kohli said after Royal Challengers Bangalore snuck into the playoffs with a stunning five-wicket victory against Delhi Capitals in the IPL’s last game here.
MI eliminated Delhi from the competition on Saturday after chasing down a 160-run winning goal in 19.1 overs, allowing RCB to enter the knockout stage as the fourth and final team.
“It was extraordinary. In the locker room, the emotions were incredible. Thank you, Mumbai, for making this one memorable. Kohli stated in a press statement.
RCB had defeated Gujarat Titans by eight wickets in their last league encounter to keep their playoff aspirations alive, which were contingent on the outcome of the DC-MI match.
Delhi needed to win to make the playoffs, but they were beaten by MI, who was in the last position.
RCB captain Faf Du Plessis stated the entire squad was watching them play together and applauding the Mumbai team’s every move.
“It was incredible,” he continued. “First and foremost, I think it was incredible to have everyone present from the start of the game so we could all watch it together.”
“We were all hoping Mumbai would get a wicket and then chase down every boundary they hit.” Everyone gains from viewing it as a group, and the excitement at the conclusion was incredible to witness. ”
RCB will now take on the third-placed Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator at Edens Gardens on May 25.
“We felt like we played our finest game of cricket of the season so far in the previous game we played, and that is how you want to approach the knockout rounds, so we needed someone to do us a favor, and Mumbai delivered.” “That is something for which we are grateful,” according to Du Plessis.
“Now the job begins anew, and we return to work mode.”
RCB has never won the IPL, but all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes the squad is on the verge of doing so.
“Tonight’s result was fantastic. We are so close to creating RCB history in this tournament that only one minor step separates us from advancing even further. We needed another team, but now it’s just the two of us.”