In the 32nd match of IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their fourth win by defeating Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the team won the second match in a row. After this win, RCB’s team reached the 5th position in the points table. This was the team’s second consecutive win, before this, RCB had defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the previous match.
RCB played without their premium overseas pacer Wayne Parnell. At the time of the toss, Kohli informed that Parnell was not fit. Injury problems have not been a new thing for RCB this season. Rajat Patidar was already out of the team. However, in the post-match presentation, Kohli indicated the return of a star player.
After the match against Rajasthan, Kohli told that Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood can join the team till the next match. Hazlewood has been away from cricket for a long time due to injury. However, now he is fit and has joined the squad. That is, at any time he can return to playing XI of the team.
Kohli pointed to this and said, “Hopefully, Josh (Hazlewood) will return to the team in the next match. Siraj is bowling brilliantly right now. Our pace attack will look different when Hazlewood returns.” RCB will now play their next match against KKR on Wednesday, April 26 at Chinnaswamy’s home ground.
Brilliant captaincy by Virat Kohli
RCB have played a total of seven matches so far this season. Out of that, the team has won four matches and the team has lost three matches. Talking about the performance of the team, they started with a win against Mumbai Indians. After that, the team lost two consecutive matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants. Then the team made a great comeback by defeating Delhi Capitals.
After that, the team had to face defeat against CSK as well. Then Du Plessis got injured from there and Virat Kohli got the command. From there, the team first defeated the Punjab Kings and now registered their second consecutive win by defeating the Rajasthan Royals.
Here’s how fans reacted:
How do they calculate the fitness percentage ? 👀😕
— Anmol Patel (@imanmol936) April 25, 2023
Hope he will play in tomorrow match
— VarunPrasannaGowda ವರುಣ್ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ ಗೌಡ (@Varunprasannag1) April 25, 2023
Fit se matlab ni h form hona chaiye
— Dipesh Tailor (@DipeshT96767338) April 25, 2023
Hazelwood-Siraj in powerplay. Game done🤣🔥
— rohan (@rohancric947) April 25, 2023
Kkhaar and chumbai shivering already
— bro (@ALok28647169) April 25, 2023
Lagbhag te almost..
— Cricketcasm (@cricketcasm) April 25, 2023
Who will go out?
— Chaganti Chowdary (@swamy_chaganti) April 25, 2023
Rohit sharma father
— BARLIN👿 (@kohlifanboy83) April 25, 2023