IPL 2021: The thirty-ninth match of this IPL is taking place between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Both the teams have had a very slow start into the second phase of the IPL in UAE.
However, RCD did have a strong start in the first phase of the IPL in India. But Mumbai Indians are not looking in touch in terms of this edition of the IPL. They were not looking good in the first phase and now the five-time IPL champions have not started very well.
RCB are placed in the third position in the table whereas MI are placed in the sixth position. Both are desperate for a win to further their respective attempts towards playoffs. However, Rohit Sharma won the toss and he decided to bowl first.
The Virat Kohli led team has started their innings well. Devdutt Paddikal was gone for cheap in the second over itself. Jasprit Bumrah took the crucial wicket and Devdutt was gone for a duck. But RCB stabilized their innings from thereon.
Both Virat Kohli and S Bharat stitched up a partnership of more than fifty runs. However, Bharat was out at the hands of Rahul Chahar. Mumbai Indians wanted the breakthrough desperately and the Indian spinner provided that.
IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar goes aggressive after taking the crucial wicket of Bharat
However, Rahul Chahar showed no chill after taking the crucial wicket of Bharat. He has seen as aggressive and furious post-taking the wicket. Seems like Rahul took the wicket too seriously. But he should have held his nerves.
Another reason could have been the fierce rivalry between the two teams. Both RCB and MI have a long history in the IPL. And adding to that everything is not going well between Rohit and Virat. That too could have been a crucial reason.
But such behavior from Rahul Chahar is going to cost some fair play points for Mumbai Indians. However, RCB are well on course to create a big total with brilliant batting in the middle.
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