The Indian Premier League (IPL) crosses all boundaries of popularity in this season. Even celebrities from other field took interest in IPL and tweeted for their teams in IPL. South Indian actress Pranitha Subhash and actor Arjun Rampal supported their favourite IPL teams on Twitter.
English women cricketers like Alexandra Hartley and Kate Cross also showed their love for IPL teams. Hartley is a fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore while Cross is a fan of Chennai Super Kings. Also, they share a friendly Twitter banter for the rivalry of RCB and CSK in this season.
The Story On Twitter That Went Viral
Both host a podcast named “No Balls” which completed one year on this Monday. Hartley shared her happiness on the occasion of the first anniversary of Podcast by tweeting, “Well a year on… still no equipment, still no planning but a whole lot of fun. Proud of us @katecross16. How long do we actually have to carry on for?”
On this post, a Tweeter user Tweeted, “@AlexHartley93 and @katecross16 are you dating?” Even after such sudden cheeky question Hartely replied him hilariously considering the rivalry between favourite teams of both players.
She replied, “As if I would ever date a CSK fan…” along with a vomit emoji. As she denied dating a CSK fan, Cross replied him quickly, “you shouldn’t love someone for the colour shirt they wear in the IPL Alex…”
The Virat Kohli Segment That Also Brought In Some Talking Points
Also, they invited RCB skipper Virat Kohli on their podcast on Twitter. Cross tweeted, “Hey, @imVkohli would you like to come on @NoBallsTCP? It would make @AlexHartley93 very happy!”
Hartley replied to Cross, “if you do not ask, you do not get! @imVkohli I know you busy playing cricket and having a baby… but fancy it? Let see when Kohli will respond to their request.
CSK had a mediocre IPL season this year while RCB qualified for play-offs. RCB eliminated for IPL 2020 in eliminator game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB and CSK are the most popular teams of IPL.
What Next For RCB; As We Head Into IPL 2021?
The IPL 2020 tournament did not end well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team from the south was expected to be one of the favourites to win IPL 2020.
However, that did not work out for them. Mumbai Indians and Rohit Sharma retained their title once again. They were dominant from the start and deserved the win. Not too many fans would have argued on that.
The level of cricket that they did play was better than before. However, it was just not enough to push them through to the final and help them win it. They will have to work really hard in the upcoming mega-auction if they want to have any hopes of winning the tournament.
Two new teams will be joining the pack before that happens. RCB will want to impress in the upcoming season, to give their fans something to cheer for. This could also be a huge test for Virat Kohli himself as a captain.
What Next For King Kohli For Team India And RCB?
The criticism that Virat Kohli has been getting in recent times in surreal. The problem is that a lot of fans feel that Rohit Sharma should be the captain of Team India. Though a lot of fans disagree as well, the debate still continues.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli’s failures in the IPL have not helped his case as well. Since the start of the competition, he has failed to leave his mark on it. While his vice-captain in the national team has done the opposite for the Mumbai Indians.
Thus, it becomes quite a pressure-cooker situation for Kohli. He needs to star delivering some cups and titles. Something that he has failed to deliver since taking charge of the Indian team. Yes, he has won some overseas series but an international trophy is the need of the day.
Whether Virat Kohli and co. are able to do that now, remains to be seen. Only time will tell who will be the captain of Team India. For now, it is Kohli. Let’s see what happens in the upcoming competitions.