IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: Anushka Sharma cheers for Royal Challengers Bangalore debut
IPL 2020: RCB defeated SRH by 10 runs in the inauguration of this year’s edition of IPL.© BCCI / IPL
Bollywood star Anushka Sharma cheered on her husband Virat Kohli’s Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as she started this year’s season on a winning note, including Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) with 10 Was defeated by runs. RCB looked in trouble at one time with Johnny Bairstow preparing well to take SRH to their 164-run target. But some brilliant batting by Yuzvendra Chahal and a spectacular collapse from the batting pulled Kohli’s team back by two points from their early lead. Sharing a picture of RCB players celebrating on a wicket on their Instagram story, Anushka wrote, “A triumph of victory” as well as a plethora of emojis.
The match also saw the brilliant half-century innings of RCB’s young debutant Devdutt Padikkal.
RCB fans are also considered to be another show of AB de Villiers’ class, which gave the team a strong 51-run lead from 30 balls.
But it was Chahal with figures of 3–18 from his four overs, who were the match winners for RCB.
First, he removed Manish Pandey to break the 71-run dangerous stand between him and Bairstow.
Then, in his final over, he dismissed Bairstow and Vijay Shankar off consecutive balls to completely shift the momentum in favor of RCB.
SRH lost eight wickets in five overs and RCB registered a relatively comfortable victory in the end.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are expecting their first child in January 2021. The couple took to social media to announce Anushka’s pregnancy at the end of last month.