It was a must-win match on Tuesday for both the lower-placed teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, if they were to remain in the title hunt race.
VIVO IPL 2018: Virat Kohli dedicated his team RCB’s recent win to his wife Anushka Sharma on her birthday
It was however RCB’s day as they defended their score of 167/7 and defeated the Mumbai Indians by a margin of 14 runs.
The win was significant in many ways. With the help of the win, RCB climbed to the 5th spot on the table and kept their hopes of qualifying for the play-offs alive.
Moreover the win in front of the home fans came on the 30th birthday of Anushka Sharma, the wife of RCB’s skipper Virat Kohli.
In the post-match presentation, Kohli said to a television presenter that he is dedicating this win to his beloved as a small gift for her birthday.
“My wife is here and it’s her birthday. This was a little gift for her. It was very important to achieve this two points in front of her”, said Kohli.
Anushka Sharma has been recently trolled on Twitter, as many irate fans blamed the Bollywood superstar for the poor form of RCB.
This is nothing new for Anushka, as she had previously been trolled many times before her marriage with Kohli, as she was blamed for the Indian skipper’s poor form for the national side.