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Dedicate my ‘Man-of-the-Match’ award to Yash Dayal, says Faf

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Bengaluru, May 19: Following his side’s win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game, which secured them the playoff spot, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) skipper Faf Du Plessis said that he would like to dedicate his ‘Player of the Match’ award to pacer Yash Dayal, who successfully defended 11 runs in the final over and also got the prized scalp of MS Dhoni.
Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) completed their fairytale comeback in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season, securing the playoff spot with a 27-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Bengaluru on Saturday. Following the game, Faf said in the post-match presentation, “What a night! Such a great atmosphere. It was just a pleasure to finish the season in front of the home fans. There was a lot of rain falling on the pitch, and you do not want that moisture. It felt like a day-five test match in Ranchi! I am really proud of the contributions from many batters at good strike rates. We were defending 175 [and neither 201 nor 218]! We tried to get the ball changed tonight. I dedicate the Man of the Match [award] to Yash Dayal! The way he bowled was unbelievable. For a man who is fairly new, he deserves it. I told him to take the pace off on this wicket, it is the best option. It is crazy; even when we were not winning, we had the fans here. It was set up perfectly–CSK vs. RCB! Incredible. Thank you to everyone for their support. It is really important that you enjoy this. Your first goal in the IPL is to try and get in the knockouts.”
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, also congratulated RCB following their win.“With 6th win in a row, our RCB has entered the playoffs. I was present at the chinnaswamy stadium and enjoyed every moment of the match. It was a pleasure to witness the historic winning moments of our RCB team. This is a new chapter for RCB,” he said in a post on X.With Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s glowing commendation adding to the celebrations, RCB’s triumphant narrative is poised to inspire. As the playoffs loom, the electrifying support from fans and the unwavering determination of the players promise an enthralling continuation of this unforgettable journey. (Agencies)

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