IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Rising Pune Supergiant, 5 talking points
With this loss, RCB become the current wooden-spooners of IPL 10.
The 2016 runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore fell one more time on their home turf, losing to Rising Pune Supergiant by 27 runs on Sunday night. This was the Kohli-led team’s second consecutive defeat at home and they now stand at the bottom of the table. For the visitors, it was a much-needed victory after losing their last three matches. Neither Kohli nor de Villiers could contribute in RCB’s chase, with the Pune bowling department being at their best. Let’s take a look at the top 5 talking points of the game.
#1 Dhoni’s rooftop six
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday showed his brute power by hitting the biggest six of the 2017 season at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The former Pune skipper was under pressure after a string of poor performances. However, the six last night proved that Dhoni still has enough cricket left in him. His six came in 14th over of the Rising Pune Supergiant innings, when Dhoni rocketed the ball off to the stadium roof.
The beautiful shot came off the last ball of the over Yuzvendra Chahal. Dhoni came down the pitch to loft the ball with such force that it remained hit. The former India captain went to score 28 off 25 balls, with the help of three fours and that mighty six.