The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been captained by two captains – Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli – this IPL season, and coincidentally, both skippers are celebrating their wives’ birthdays today, May 1. As Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma, hit her 35th birthday, Du Plessis’ wife Imari Visser turned 36. The Bangalore franchise will look to make this occasion extra special with victory in tonight’s IPL clash against Lucknow Super Giants. They posted treasured photos of Anushka and Imari with their husbands on Twitter, calling the ladies “pillars of strength” for skippers. Anushka and Imari share a close bond with cricket and have been spotted in the stands a number of times cheering on the Bangalore side.
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Shortly after the tweet was posted, Bangalore fans rallied in the comment section and expressed their heartfelt wishes for Anushka Sharma and Imari Visser. A fan, while dropping his wish, referred to the two women as “queens” in the Bangalore side.
Happy Birthday Queens ❣️..Made for each other.— CMA Monesh (@Cmamonesh) May 1, 2023
Another fan wrote: “As RCB fans, let’s wish both skippers wives a very happy birthday and hope they continue to cheer on their husbands and the team to victory in the upcoming matches.”
As RCB fans, wish a very happy birthday to the wives of the skippers and hope that they will continue to encourage their husbands and the team to victory in the next matches.🎉❤️🥳🧿— May 1, 2023
A user could not wonder about the coincidence that the two captains of the RCB celebrate their wives’ birthdays on the same date. The person further demanded a ‘big win’ against Lucknow in today’s game.
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Was !! it was an RCB coincidence the skipper’s wife’s two birthdays on the same day!! a very big victory celebration deserves today👏happy birthday girls😍— Sahna (@SanaAloof) May 1, 2023
Here are some other wishes:
Happy birthday to the two Super Ladies… 🎂🥳🎁🎉🎈— AA (@AshreetaMohant4) May 1, 2023
A big win is loading ✌️— Biswajit Champati (@biswajitchamp) May 1, 2023
Wah yar. This is super interesting.— Siddharth Jain (@Sidbarjatya1112) May 1, 2023
After officially relinquishing the captaincy of Bangalore in the 2021 season, Virat Kohli has been reintroduced into the role this year in recent matches, replacing designated skipper Faf du Plessis whenever necessary. The South African star was part of the games as an impact player. Du Plessis is recovering from an injury and will take longer to get back into shape. However, the former Proteas captain has produced some memorable shots and is currently the top scorer among Bangalore batters with 422 runs in 8 appearances. Kohli was also found in his signature groove and is second on the list with 333 runs.
Bangalore will enter the Lucknow game after a 21-point loss to Kolkata Knight Riders. Coming to chase 201 runs in the home game, Bangalore’s batting unit suffered a massive meltdown with Virat Kohli being the only standout player. The former India captain had a strong start to the chase with a 54 from 37 balls, but the other hitters failed to build on the foundation.
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