WATCH: Actress Anushka Sharma gets emotional as husband Virat Kohli, team RCB make remarkable turnaround to qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batting star Virat Kohli’s wife, actress Anushka Sharma, was as emotional as any fan as the franchise scripted a remarkable comeback to seal a spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs by beating arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday. In the video that is now going viral on social media, Anushka, who was present at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in India’s tech hub, was seen getting emotion while celebrating.

Sharma cheered for RCB from the stands. Photo courtesy: Screengrab from X
Sharma cheered for RCB from the stands. Photo courtesy: Screengrab from X

RCB got the job done under extraordinary circumstances as their otherwise vulnerable bowling unit defended 218 successfully in 20 overs to seal a spot in the playoffs. Batting first, the home side’s batters clicked to significant effect as contributions followed from Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, and Glenn Maxwell. The bowling line-up equally stood up as Du Plessis marshalled his troops increasingly well to fashion a 27-run win eventually. RCB, however, didn’t have the luxury of all their 218 runs, as CSK needed 201 to qualify. But the home team bowlers managed to keep the visitors in check to post a memorable win.

It’s amazing how this game can turn: Virat Kohli

During a conversation with former CSK skipper Suresh Raina on Jio Cinema, the 35-year-old admitted that he had left any hope of RCB qualifying for the playoffs, but felt cricket is a great leveller.

“I had almost packed my bags in April and thought what will happen now? and now look where we standing, it’s amazing how this game can turn. That’s the thing one should never assume something else going to happen. You are playing instinctively, having fun, and you’ve come to this situation,” Virat said.

The Royal Challengers will either face the Rajasthan Royals or SunRisers Hyderabad in the playoffs.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)