Bangalore beat Gujarat in the 67th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. However, the Faf du Plessis-led team have not qualified for the playoffs just yet. For them to stay in the top four, Mumbai will have to beat Delhi in their encounter on Saturday. If not, the Rishabh Pant-led side will advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Gujarat and Lucknow have secured two of the top four slots, while Rajasthan is poised to grab the third. Bangalore and Delhi are competing for the fourth position.
Recently, Bangalore’s star player Virat Kohli and the team captain Faf du Plessis were spotted cheering for Mumbai ahead of the important encounter between Mumbai and Delhi. The league’s official Twitter account posted the video of the two veterans giving an interview. Virat spoke of the important partnership they put up to win the match against Gujarat.
He concluded by saying, “Time to put our feet up, and chill out for two days”. Du Plessis then said, “And support Mumbai”. Virat jokingly said that the members of the Bangalore team may be seen in the stands during the Mumbai-Delhi encounter. Du Plessis then started chanting “Mumbai-Mumbai”.
Here is the video
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Returning to the game, Bangalore defeated Gujarat in the tournament’s 67th match on Thursday rather comfortably. They maintained their playoff hopes. Gujarat were restricted to a modest total of 168 by the Bangalore bowlers. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis then got the team off to a great start during their chase. The Indian batter went on to produce a match-winning half-century. Glenn Maxwell’s amazing cameo eventually secured his team an easy win.
The match between Mumbai and Delhi will be played on the 21st of May at the former’s fortress, i.e. the Wankhede Stadium. The first two games of the playoffs, i.e. Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator, will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on the 24th and the 25th of May respectively. The Qualifier 2, as well as the Final, will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on the 27th and the 29th of May.