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Alex Hartley, England women spinner, has once again shown her allegiances to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB); she remains confident that the Virat Kohli-led outfit will finally lift their maiden IPL trophy this year.

Alex Hartley, the 2017 World Cup winner, has been an ardent fan of RCB and a follower of their cricketers over the years. She is often being seen backing the side to the full tilt.

Washington Sundar recently uploaded a post stating that he won’t be able to participate in the second half of the IPL 2021, to be played in the UAE from September 19.

To that post, Alex Hartley encouraged the youngster writing, “Back stronger.”

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A fan then asked her inquired about her lack of tweets regarding the franchise, to which the left-arm spinner stated that she has been waiting for the resumption of IPL.

She concluded with a staunch, “Ee saala cup namde (This year cup is ours).” with a heart emoji.

Alex Hartley was part of England’s 2017 ODI World Cup-winning side which defeated India in the final. She has snapped 39 wickets in 28 ODIs, and 3 wickets in 4 T20Is. The 27-year-old has been out of the side for the last two years.

Despite almost always having a star-studded batting line-up and reaching the IPL final thrice – in 2009, 2011 and 2016 – RCB have failed to have a grab the title.

Washington Sundar ruled out of second half in UAE; Mike Hesson reacts

Sundar has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 due to a finger injury. The 21-year-old posted a heartfelt message for his fans on his social media.

Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations and now the Head Coach as well commented with some encouraging words for the youngster.

“The team will certainly miss you Washi. I look forward to watching you show us your skills once fully fit again. Take care of that,” Hesson wrote.

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Virat Kohli’s team sits in the third position of the points table with half of the season done; they had won 5 games in 7 matches before the tournament was suspended. RCB will resume their season on September 20 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.