Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) campaign in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. Under the captaincy of Steve Smith, their campaign started with a couple of thumping victories, but they have managed to win just one game since then. In their first match of IPL 2020, RR registered a win against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 17 runs after posting a mammoth target of 216 runs on the board.
After the win against CSK, they defeated KXIP while chasing a huge target of 223 runs. However, the team’s fortune has drastically changed in the league. Once the table-toppers are now placed at the seventh place in the points tally with just three wins in eight games. The Rajasthan-based franchise is in desperate need of getting back to the winning ways in order to keep their hopes of making it to the playoffs alive.
Smith and his men will be facing Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on October 17 (Saturday) in an afternoon fixture at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In their last outing against each other, RCB registered a dominating win over RR when skipper, Kohli had played a huge role in his team’s success by scoring 72 off 53 while chasing 154 posted by the opposition on the board.
Both Kohli and AB de Villiers regained their batting forms and as known by many, they are capable of winning the matches single-handedly for RCB. In the eight matches, Virat has amassed 304 runs at an average of 60.80 while AB has scored 230 runs in 8 games.
Rajasthan Royals know how crucial these two legends are for RCB and thus, before the match, the social media handle of RR came up with a nice offer for the duo. In a tweet, RR confirmed about giving two free safari passes to the RCB stalwarts valid only from 3:30 pm to 7:30; the afternoon match timings.
They tweeted, “We’re giving away 2 free desert safari passes to @ABdeVilliers17 & @imVkohli.Offer valid between 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm IST today.”
Offer valid between 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm IST today. 😉 #RRvRCB
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 17, 2020