IPL 2020: Suryakumar Yadav has the 'burning desire' to don India blue, says MI captain Kieron Pollard
After restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 164/6, courtesy effective death bowling led by lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah (3/14), Mumbai Indians rode on a blistering unbeaten 79 off 43 balls by Yadav to chase down the target and record a five-wicket win on Wednesday.
The two factors prompted the former South African skipper to pull out of the T20 league. The 36-year-old is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the UAE.
IPL 2020: Struggling Chennai Super Kings pull off comprehensive eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty but skipper Dhoni wouldn't be wrong in thinking that it came too late in the day when the 'Yellow Brigade' is all but out of the play-off reckoning.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aiming to finish atop points table, says batsman AB de Villiers
De Villiers has played some fine knocks for RCB this seasons, a couple of them single-handedly helping the team to victory.
IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson-inspired KKR aim to consolidate spot in top four against Virat Kohli's RCB
KKR have finally found their mojo with the late inclusion of tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson and they would look to avenge their first leg rout by the star-studded RCB when the two sides clash on Wednesday.
Jos Buttler is second to none when it comes to winning games at the back end of the innings, said Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith, likening the English batsman to swashbucklers-par-excellence such as AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard.
IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more
In the fourth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shubham Pandey, and Ujwal Singh discuss the crazy night when two matches had three Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik's decision to handover captaincy to Eoin Morgan, predict playoff candidates, and more.
Shikhar Dhawan slams ton in DC's victory over CSK; AB de Villiers' 'freak' innings helps RCB beat RR
Catch the memorable moments from Delhi Capitals' win over Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore's victory against Rajasthan Royals.
AB de Villiers (55 off 22) smashed six sixes to help RCB register a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals after all seemed lost following the dismissal of skipper Virat Kohli (43) in the 14th over.
IPL 2020: Magical AB de Villiers powers Royal Challengers Bangalore to thrilling win over Rajasthan Royals
Chasing 178, De Villiers smashed six sixes to help RCB win the game after they found themselves in a difficult position following the dismissal of Virat Kohli with the team struggling at 104 for three in the 14th over.
After some inexplicable decisions in their eight-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore would aim for course correction when they take on an erratic Rajasthan Royals in their next IPL match.
IPL 2020: Virat Kohli admits RCB erred with decision to push AB de Villiers down the order against KXIP
RCB captain Virat Kohli also said that his bowlers should have been able to defend 171 against KXIP.
Chasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper in the middle to get KXIP close to the finishing line.
IPL 2020: India coach Ravi Shastri urges AB de Villiers to make international return after explosive innings for RCB
De Villiers, who ended his international career two years ago, smashed six sixes in a 33-ball blitz in Sharjah on Monday that set up a big win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Check out the key moments from IPL 2020 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL 2020: 'AB de Villiers made it look easier,' RCB skipper Dinesh Karthik heaps praise on RCB batsman
"AB de Villiers showed why he is a very good player. Time and time again to come out there and score 80 runs of the (last) five overs is not an easy one, but I think he made it look much easier than what it was," Karthik said.
IPL 2020: RCB skipper Virat Kohli hails AB de Villiers' 'super-human' effort after team's win against KKR
Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in Sharjah as De Villiers stood tall with his 33-ball blitz and an unbeaten century stand with Kohli, who made 33.
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers’ flourish, miserly spells from spinners guide RCB to massive 82-run win over KKR
The win lifted RCB to third spot with 10 points from seven matches, while KKR dropped one place down to fourth with eight points as the league reached the halfway stage.
CSK's bowling will be up against a strong RCB batting line-up led by captain Virat Kohli, who returned to form with a fine knock against Rajasthan Royals.
De Villiers was of the view that RCB came second best to DC in all departments of the game against DC on Monday night.