My encounter with RCB in mumbai
Meet and Greet Event in Mumbai
Venue: Trident hotel
Participants: RCB team and the fans
The FFC gave me an opportunity to get a sneak peek into RCB players and team management. It was a touching experience to witness the team mingling with fans and their families. The kids especially had a field day at the Trident, hotel in Mumbai as they came face to face with their heroes, clicked photographs and manifested their best smiles. The meet and greet event organized by the RCB franchise is an innovative way to make the fans feel part of the team and instill a sense of ownership in them. They not only get to see their heroes in person but also get to experience their personalities off the field whether it’s the humour, intellect, warmth or just the cute smiles. And this experience is priceless which even the most expensive ticket in the stadium can’t buy.Thank you RCB for the opportunity.
Gayle storm hits Wankhede, Mumbai
On 9th of May, the stage was set for a crucial encounter between RCB and MI amidst a packed stadium. It was lovely to see Virat Kohli receive an arousing welcome from the home crowd when he stepped in for the toss. RCB elected to bowl first on a wicket that looked a little damp with a slight hint of green tinge on it. His bowlers didn’t disappoint him; an out of form Vinay Kumar came to the party to scalp 2 early wickets to have Mumbai struggling at 2/2 after two over’s. Then the old wily fox Mr. 800 Muralitharan took 2 wickets in consecutive deliveries in the 16th over to put brakes on the Mumbai innings. This couldn’t have come at a better time for the RCBs as this slowed the innings down further as they were 6 wickets down for 106 with four over’s to spare.
With 142 to chase; Gayle and Dilshan walked out on the crease. Then the Gayle storm hit the Wankhede stadium as he smacked sixes all round the park to notch up 500 runs in the series and gain the orange cap. He was unbeaten at 82 of 59 balls with 6 sixes and 5 fours. The interesting thing was that this match was all about the West Indians in both sides. On one hand Gayle stood tall to guide his team to victory but at the expense of his countrymen Kieron Pollard; who didn’t have a great time with the bowl conceding 33 runs of his 3 overs. Not to forget it was Dwayne Smith – fellow countrymen who dropped Gayle when he was just 21 off the bowling of RP Singh and that was the game changing moment for the RCBs. RCB will hope that the Gayle storm carries on and moves towards Pune at the Sahara Stadium where they play the Warriors next.