RCB will be closely watching MI vs DC IPL game on Saturday. (File image of RCB/BCCI)
Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in a much-anticipated IPL clash on Saturday that will decide the fate of RCB and Rishabh Pant's Delhi.
All eyes are on the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL encounter on Saturday, especially if you happen to be in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp. RCB, to their credit, did their part when they thrashed table-toppers Gujarat Titans in a must-win situation at the Wankhede on Thursday where Virat Kohli shone the brightest with a match-winning 73 to keep RCB’s playoff hopes alive. This win and the crucial 2 points helped RCB secure a spot in the fourth position on the points table with 16 points.
So far so good? There’s a twist, duh! Delhi Capitals sit close to RCB at the fifth position, lurking with 14 points. Rishabh Pant’s side now has to beat Mumbai Indians on Saturday in what has become a must-win situation for them. If DC do win, Delhi and RCB will be tied at 16 points. However, DC’s superior NRR will play a key part in the elimination of Faf du Plessis’s Men in Red.
> MI beat DC, RCB proceed to playoffs.
> DC beat MI, RCB pack their bags.
Now that we have that out of our way, a quick peek at the social media will tell you how the rival fans of RCB are thronging Twitter and rooting (with memes, no less) for MI to defeat DC to clear their path to the playoffs.
When you are dead in the competition but you decide who will go in play offs pic.twitter.com/IMpmJiGTKg
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 19, 2022
May 21st – it's DC vs RCB + MI.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 19, 2022
Rohit carefully deciding MI's playing XI against DC in the worst way possible pic.twitter.com/iTzAJWhGlw
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) May 19, 2022
Dearest @ImRo45 Bengaluru Loves you! Please beat DC for us Thank you in advance.
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) May 19, 2022
Now MI vs DC will be more fun
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 19, 2022
Mi fans if Mi Mi Fans if Mi
wins against DC lose against DC pic.twitter.com/jO5AngMnVw
— Ctrl C + Ctrl Memes 45 (@Ctrlmemes_) May 19, 2022
dc loses against mi
— ivnaas (@Saanvik_) May 19, 2022
Taking nothing away from DC, their fans are also keen on seeing RCB’s exit with no less zeal.
Additionally, the only worry for RCB would be that Mumbai Indians haven’t had the best of seasons this year. The most successful franchise in the history of IPL has won 3 matches out of their 13. Rohit Sharma’s clan will also be looking forward to defeating Delhi to end their low season on a rather high note.