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The beauty of the Indian Premier League is that no matter how tough the situation is, the players always find out a way to cheer up the mood. And probably remaining positive and cheerful is also the need of the hour while playing in a tournament which is so gruelling.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the runners-up of the last edition, are going through a tough phase right now. One of the strongest contenders to lift the title this year, the Bangalore-based franchise are missing some of their most important players due to injuries. While KL Rahul has been ruled out of the entire season due to a shoulder injury, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are also sidelined with shoulder and back injury respectively. The question that is doing the round right now is that when will the two batting stalwarts return to action. As of now, nothing concrete has been heard from the franchise but their stand-in skipper Shane Watson has given an update on their fitness that is bound to leave everyone in splits.

The mood in the RCB camp was very upbeat after they registered a hard-fought win over Delhi Daredevils and Watson’s interview after the game totally reflected it.

Former India cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar asked the Australian all-rounder about the fitness of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

To which, Watson replied (with a straight face):“They’re back next game.”

Manjrekar must have had got the feeling that Watson was joking with him and asked him: “Is that a reliable source?”

As expected, Watson said:“Ah … no!” 

The answer left both the player and the commentator in splits.

Here is a clip of that incident:

Meanwhile, RCB opened their account in this year’s edition with a 15-run over Delhi Daredevils. Batting first, RCB posted 157 for 8 with the help of 37-ball 69 run knock by Kedar Jadhav. In reply, the visiting team could manage only 142 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs.

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