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MI vs DC: I Got A Message From Faf, It Was A Picture Of Him, Maxwell And Virat All In MI Kit – Tim David After MI Beat DC

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Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Tim David revealed that he received a message from Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis which was a photo of him, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell all in MI kits supporting them for their match against Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2022 on May 21, 2022.

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals in the 69th match of the tournament by 5 runs which proved to be beneficial for the RCB side, as they qualified for the IPL 2022 playoffs on 16 points while DC remained on the 5th spot with 14 points to their name.

Tim David played a whirlwind knock when MI was in a spot of bother when Brevis fell at 95 runs in the 15th over. He smacked 4 sixes and 2 fours in his 11-ball stay and was granted a life when DC captain Rishabh Pant didn’t go for a DRS review, as the replays afterward showed clear edge on the first ball he faced in the middle.

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Tim David. Photo-IPL
Tim David. Photo-IPL

Meanwhile, talking about his knock, David revealed he received a message from RCB players Faf du Plessis featuring Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.

He said: “It’s nice to finish with a win. It’s a good feeling. We got close the other night. We can’t ask for much more than to finish with a win. Ishan as he walked off, he said to me, ‘The wicket’s gotten flatter.’ So it was holding a little bit with the slower balls but you just have to hold your shape, back your game, keep it simple. I think there was a couple of baby sixes today so I got away with a couple.

I think it’s just about repetition and trying to hold your shape. Maybe early on in the season, I might have been leaning back on the ball and hitting it in the air so I worked really hard on trying to stay over the ball. It’s been tough but our last six games, we played some really good cricket as a team. We won four games which is really promising for our group. We got a bit of confidence from that so that’s really important for us moving forward.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Image: BCCI

[Asked about being a former RCB player] I got a message from Faf this morning. It was a picture of him, Maxi and Virat all in MI kit. Maybe I’ll have to post to Instagram later. [Asked about first ball edge behind] I heard a noise but I wasn’t sure. When there was no review, crack on. I didn’t think I hit it at the time, I thought I hit my pad. But that’s how I’m going.”

DC Falter At The Last Hurdle As MI Beats Them By 5 Wickets To Send RCB Into Playoffs

This was a must-win game for DC in order to qualify for the playoffs and a chance to play Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator match in Kolkata. DC batted first after MI skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl.

MI vs DC: I Got A Message From Faf, It Was A Picture Of Him, Maxwell And Virat All In MI Kit - Tim David After MI Beat DC

DC batted decently well on a difficult pitch to make 159/7 in 20 overs with Prithvi Shaw making 24, Rishabh Pant making 39, while Rovman Powell top-scoring with 43 and Axar Patel contributing a valuable 19*. For MI, Jasprit Bumrah came to the party and got 3/23, while Ramandeep Singh took 2 wickets.

MI stuttered at the start as captain Rohit Sharma’s pitiful IPL 2022 came to end as he made 2 runs. He failed to make a fifty in this IPL season. Ishan Kishan looked good for his 48 runs until he was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav.

MI vs DC: I Got A Message From Faf, It Was A Picture Of Him, Maxwell And Virat All In MI Kit - Tim David After MI Beat DC

Dewald Brevis made 37 in 33 balls with 1 four and 3 brilliant sixes and the finishing touches were added by Tim David (34 in 11 balls) and Ramandeep Singh who made 13* with 2 fours, taking MI to win by 5 wickets.

Thanks to DC’s loss, RCB will now play LSG in the Eliminator match of IPL 2022 on May 25 in Kolkata.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Updated Points Table Orange Cap and Purple Cap After Match 69 MI vs DC

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