The Indian Premier League (IPL) is counted among one of the top T20 leagues for a reason. The high quality of cricket played in this league is what makes it one of the biggest. IPL is into its 15th edition and it was bigger with two new teams added. This also made the tournament more competitive and as a result, the last team to qualify for the playoff remains undecided with only two games left in the league stage.
While the three playoff spots have been acquired by Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, and Lucknow Super Giants, the fourth and last spot is still up for grabs. Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the teams fighting for that spot. While RCB have finished their league stage with 16 points, DC have 14 points with one game still left.
The Rishabh Pant-led side will play Mumbai Indians in their last game of the season and a win will help take that last spot (as DC have a higher net run rate as compared to RCB). However, a loss will mean DC joining the rest of the teams in walking the exit door and Bangalore will qualify for the playoff.
Both DC fans and RCB fans have their hopes pinned on Mumbai in deciding their fate. While DC fans are praying for MI’s loss, RCB fans are wholeheartedly supporting Mumbai to beat Delhi. Not only the fans, but the franchise, and its players are also openly supporting MI. While Faf du Plessis has imposed faith in MI captain Rohit Sharma to go big and win it for RCB, the franchise has turned blue from red.
With MI and DC set to lock horns on Saturday evening, RCB openly showed their support for MI by changing their color from Red to Blue. The franchise has changed its profile picture across social media platforms with #REDTURNSBLUE written over it. They have also written a special postcard for MI with a special message written on it. “Hey @mipaltan, the entire RCB team will cheer for you like #Onefamily, you go #PlayBold against DC,” reads the message.
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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 21, 2022
Notably, DC and MI will face each other on Saturday evening (21 May) at the Wankhede Stadium.