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IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians Will Have 25 More Supporters Vs DC – Virat Kohli Jokes As RCB’s Playoffs Hopes Rest On Rohit Sharma’s Men

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RCB helped their expectations of arriving at the playoffs when they rode on a Virat Kohli extraordinary to outflank Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets. However, their fate is not in their hand as they have to wait until the Delhi Capitals game against Mumbai Indians to know their destiny.

Mumbai Indians are one of the most-popular teams throughout the entire existence of the Indian Premier League and on Saturday, the 5-time champions are set to have two or three thousand additional allies as they face Delhi Capitals in their last IPL 2022 game at the Wankhede Stadium. Among them will be the Royal Challengers Bangalore stars, including chief Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli (Image Credits: IPL)
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: IPL)

Delhi Capitals is on 14 points as they head into their last league game but the former finalists have a preferable Net Run Rate over RCB. A success against Mumbai will guarantee DC of the playoffs spot and RCB will be disposed of. They will have the least NRR in a 2-way or a 3-way tie at 16 points.

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You May See Me And Faf du Plessis At Wankhede Supporting Mumbai Indians: Virat Kohli

Addressing skipper Faf du Plessis after RCB’s success over GT, Virat Kohli kidded that both of them could try and be at the stands, supporting Mumbai Indians when they take on DC at the Wankhede on Saturday.

“Trying to put our feet up and chill out for 2 days and support Mumbai. We have 2 more supporters for Mumbai, not just 2 but I think 25 more supporters,” Kohli said in an interview for the IPL.

“You might see us in the stadium as well,” he added while du Plessis already began the “Mumbai, Mumbai” chants.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (Image Credits: IPL)
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (Image Credits: IPL)

Virat Kohli, who at last found form after a progression of conventional scores in IPL 2022, sewed the initial 100-plus opening stand with skipper du Plessis and the star player said he is glad that the two have figured out how to strike decent chemistry as soon as their first season together.

Virat Kohli hit a 54-ball 73, getting strong help from Faf du Plessis who hit a 38-ball 44 as RCB pursued down a 169-run chase with 8 balls in excess.

“For me, the best about batting together, opening the innings has been the experience that we have shared out there in the middle. Applying that experience to give the team starts is something that I am proud of. We just sync together very nicely from the first season itself which is a great thing for the team,” Kohli said.

It Has Been A Challenging Time: Virat Kohli

Kohli yielded that he was not in that frame of mind ahead of their last league game yet that didn’t prevent him from putting in the hard yards at the training session. The former captain said he batted an hour and a half without a break just before their crunch challenge against the Titans.

Virat Kohli. Photo-IPL
Virat Kohli. Photo-IPL

“I think it has been a challenging time, there is no doubt about it. A lot of things that are not controllable on the field, you experience that for the first time. So I have experienced that in this season.

“But one thing that stood out to me about yesterday (Wednesday) was my preparation. I batted for about 90 minutes in the nets on the go. All I was trying to do was get into a positive frame of mind.

For every ball that I played, I wasn’t looking if the ball was seaming or swinging or turning, I was just watching the ball and reacting and giving myself the most positive option possible. I just extended that into the game,” Kohli added.

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