Virat Kohli and RCB men’s team give women side guard of honour as Mandhana walks out with WPL trophy


The RCB unbox event began with great excitement on Tuesday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, but a gesture from the RCB men’s squad to their women compatriots stole the show. WiRCBth Virat Kohli present, RCB players formed a guard of honour to welcome the RCB’s WPL title-winning squad, captained by Smriti Mandhana, to the field. The image of the captain and the rest of her squad stepping out amid all the applauding, hooting and clapping is enough to give you chills.

In just their second attempt, RCB ended thousands of Bengaluru fans’  wait by defeating Delhi Capitals in the WPL 2024 final. Despite their greatest efforts, the men’s squad has been unable to achieve this in the IPL’s last 16 seasons. RCB came close to winning three times, reaching the IPL final in 2009, 2011 and 2016, only to return empty-handed.

The women’s team was in one of the stands when the Unbox event began. After a few songs, Mandhana and the other girls were ready to enjoy all of the audience’s love and devotion. After receiving the guard of honour, all members of the RCB’s victorious WPL campaign did a victory lap around the ground.

Due to streaming issues, the RCB unbox, which was scheduled to start at 4 PM, was delayed. Hundreds of fans had technical difficulties while streaming the event on RCB’s website and app, prompting widespread outage complaints. The franchise ultimately decided to switch to live broadcast on RCB’s YouTube account, however just before Raghu Dixit could perform, the YT stream also crashed.