Rajasthan Royals faced a difficult opponent this weekend in the form of a mid-flight turbulence when they were on their way from Mumbai to Kolkata to play the Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Kolkata has been experiencing heavy thunderstorms since Saturday and Rajasthan Royals have shared a video of the team's experience when they got caught in one."Based on a true experience," they captioned the video.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 22, 2022
At one point, crashes of thunder can be heard in the video with a member of team saying, "Bhai, land kara de (Please, land the plane)" while others cheered. The clip also shows visibly shaken team members getting off the plane.
Here's how Twitter users reacted to the video:
That looks like a very bad & annoying experience, hope everyone is okay, take care #royalsfamily— Nikita Jain (@nikkitajain19) May 22, 2022
0:36 , I thought game over
— Neha Singh (@dhakad135636) May 22, 2022
The weather conditions in Kolkata continues to be a concern for the upcoming Rajasthan Royals match against Gujarat Titans at Eden Garden. On Saturday, winds blew at a speed of 60 kmph. The rain was preceded by a thick cloud cover over Kolkata.Rajasthan Royals had on Friday defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to finish the IPL league phase in Top-2. Ravichandran Ashwin remained unbeaten on 40 off 23 balls as Rajasthan Royals completed the chase of 151 with two balls to go, grabbing the second place to set up a blockbuster clash with Gujarat Titans.