The Indian Premier League is an emotional roller coaster. While the fans themselves experience a lot of emotions while watching from their TV sets around the world or live from the stands, imagine what the players go through on the cricket field when the stakes are as high as the ongoing Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match.
While both the teams were looking as favourites to secure a place in the playoffs comfortably during the first leg, things changed to the worse for both sides as both of them are yet to even win a match in the UAE leg of the competition. After having lost both their matches so far in the gulf nation, the ongoing match on Sunday night is set to end the losing streak of one team at the end of the competition.
The emotion also got the better of a young Rahul Chahar. The 9th over of the Bangalore innings was being bowled by the 22-year-old and while he had been hit for boundary by Virat Kohli and a six by KS Bharat already, Chahar had the last laugh when he dismissed Bharat off the fifth ball. It was a topsy-turvy over for the MI star as he also saw a catch of his bowling get drop and that too of a batter of Kohli’s stature.
Thus, when Chahar finally got a wicket, he was charged up and gave an animated send-off to Bharat.
Check out the video of Chahar’s celebration here:
Despite the two losses in a row, Bangalore continue to be in the top half of the points table but things could soon turn awry for them if they lose the ongoing match to Mumbai. This is because the defeats that the Kohli-led side have faced have been of huge margins which has taken a toll on their net run rate. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai are perennial late starters and would believe that after a slow start they can get on a roll and try and clinch the two points at the Dubai International Stadium to complete what has been a fabulous weekend of cricketing action.