Giving a massive boost to their playoff hopes in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday, Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR). The Bangalore-based side managed to rout Rajasthan Royals for 59 which is also the third-lowest total in the history of the tournament.
With RR suffering an embarrassing loss against RCB, Kumar Sangakkara delivered a stirring speech in the RR dressing room. Sangakkara, who is the Director of Cricket at RR, was seen talking about the performance of the team against the Bangalore heavyweights. Sangakkara urged Sanju Samson and his men to bounce back from the demoralizing defeat in their upcoming match.
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In a video shared on RR’s Twitter handle, Kumar Sangakkara was heard saying, “We’ve got one more game to play. No amount of speaking and telling and doing all of that will resolve any of the issues that we have, something that we’ve got to step up and do. Right? Irrespective of what happens in other games, we have one more game to play and win. So, that’s all I want you [to] think about. Learn from this. Just move on. All right? I can see the hurt and disappointment.”
"Irrespective of what happens in other games, we have one more game to play and win." 💪 pic.twitter.com/0yjffExfcg
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 15, 2023
A collective effort from RCB bowlers Wayne Parnell, Michael Bracewell, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, and Glenn Maxwell guided the visitors to a famous win over RR at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday.
Talking about the same, Kumar Sangakkara added, “All right boys, no individual names today. Know a lot of you guys tried hard and did well. But let’s get together for one more game when we get to Dharamsala.”
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Batting first in the 60th match of the IPL 2023, RCB posted 171-5 in 20 overs. Du Plessis (55) and Maxwell (54) were the top scorers for RCB in the one-sided contest at Jaipur. RCB pacer Parnell bagged the crucial wickets of Jos Buttler (0), Samson (4), and Joe Root (10) as RR bowled out for 59 in 10.3 overs.