Where talent meets opportunity has been the mantra of the Indian Premier League and over the years there have been so many talented individuals who have got the stage in this tournament and gone on to make it big. Apart from providing a stage for domestic talent, the cash-rich league also breaks barriers between international stars and emerging cricketers and some players seem to benefit from it the most.
One such player has been Kartik Tyagi who not only hogged the limelight when he bowled a dream finally over, defending 4 runs successfully to help his side win over Punjab Kings. While Tyagi is still fairly an emerging talent, it has been a massive learning curve for the speedster as he got an opportunity to strike a conversation with India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and pick up his brain.
Tyagi also made sure he used the opportunity to get his bat autographed from the legendary batter Kohli and even get clicked with him. He later shared the pictures on social media which he simply captioned, "Blessed."
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli-led Bangalore will be up against Punjab Kings in less than an hour's time at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. While both teams haven't yet qualified for the Playoffs, this is a must-win match for Punjab if they need to secure the Playoffs. While Bangalore have 14 points from 11 matches, Punjab have 10 points from 12 matches.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have also kept themselves alive in the race to the Playoffs as they registered a win over Chennai Super Kings. While the Men in Yellow had posted a formidable score of 189 batting first, Rajasthan made a mockery of that total chasing it down with 7 wickets in hand and 15 balls remaining.
The win has taken Rajasthan over Mumbai Indians owning to a superior net run rate. And while all four teams Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan and Mumbai have 12 points from 10 matches, the net run rate might have a big role to play in deciding the team to reach the final four.