Rain to win the CSK vs RCB match in Bangalore? IPL fans dive into memes as tempers dampen

On the battlefield of Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium, it's a clash of titans as Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) take on their southern opponent Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18, battling not only to victory but also for a coveted place in the IPL. Qualifiers 2024. This clash, often dubbed the El Classico of the IPL, has fans eagerly awaiting the spectacle, especially the ardent RCB faithful, for whom this match is a watershed moment.

However, their enthusiasm could literally be dampened as heavy rains are forecast in the city, according to the weather service. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast high humidity and 90% chance of rainfall on the evening of May 18. The weather forecast for Bangalore between May 14 and 17 includes partly cloudy skies with occasional rain or thunderstorms, while from May 18 at 8 p.m., the weather is expected to be partly cloudy with a chance of rain or thunderstorms. thunderstorms.

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In light of these predictions, fans are turning to memes to lighten the mood. From RCB supporters begging the Rain Gods for a lucky break to others bemoaning the investment in IPL tickets, laughter has become the best coping mechanism.

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Meanwhile, the impending clash for a place in the IPL 2024 playoffs looks like a virtual knockout. Despite a difficult start with seven defeats in eight matches, RCB have shown resilience, winning their last five matches. Positioned sixth with 12 points, they face a crucial task against Ruturaj Gaikwad's CSK. To secure a playoff spot, RCB must either win by a margin of 18 runs or more or chase down the target in 18.1 overs.

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    Purvi Khemani

    A sub-editor at News18.com, Purvi works for the Viral section and handles a

    first publication: May 17, 2024, 10:52 AM IST

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