After RCB registered a Super Over win against Mumbai Indians yesterday, a lady wearing RCB jersey was seen celebrating a tense win with RCB team. Everyone was surprised to seea lady that was never seen before on cricket field and fans went on to search her on Google.
Well, Google responded and the lady is Navnita Gautam- RCB’s massage therapist, who has joined RCB only recently. RCB had announced her appointment in October last year. This is her maiden stint in IPL and before that she has worked with Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada league, and with the India women’s basketball team during the Asia Cup.
Coming to the match, in the tenth game of the #Dream11 IPL2020, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore produced second tie match of the tournament yesterday. In a wonderful evening of Dubai, MI and RCB, two of the star-studded franchises, encored one gem of a game that kept oscillating like pendulum before Super V won it for RCB in Super Over.
In a match that witnessed one of the greatest ever comebacks in chase, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard played innings to be remembered for ages. After Mumbai looked down and out, in pursuit of 202 runs, at 78-4 in 12th over, Pollard and Ishan Kishan played two breath-taking innings to take the match in Super Over. Both of them joined forces to put up 119 runs partnership off just 51 balls to stun RCB. But Pollard couldn’t repeat the heroics in Super Over as MI could only make 7 runs that were overhauled by Super V on the final ball.
Earlier, after being put in to bat first on a batting beauty, Royal Challengers Banglore had a decent start as Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal stitched 81 run partnership in just 9 overs. MI did manage to comeback for a little period when they plucked out Finch and Kohli in quick succession to put lid on scoring. However, Padikkal and de Villiers and later ShivamDube had other ideas as they played a couple of blinders to surge RCB to 201/3 in 20 overs.