The Royal Challengers Bangalore’ (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli shared a heartwarming message after his team made an exit from the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Friday, November 6, the Red Army suffered a six-wicket loss against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The defeat ended RCB’s journey in the tournament.
Virat, from a personal point of view, didn’t quite have the greatest of times. He failed to deliver in the last game as he was caught down the leg-side off Jason Holder, who picked up three wickets. After RCB bowed out, Kohli talked about being together during the highs and lows of their journey. He also expressed pride in having represented the franchise for 13 years.
Kohli took to Twitter and wrote, “Together through the highs and lows. It’s been a great journey for us as a unit. Yes, things did not go our way but proud of the whole group. Thank you to all our fans for your support. Your love makes us stronger. See you all soon.”
Here’s Virat Kohli’s tweet:
Together through the highs and lows. It's been a great journey for us as a unit. Yes things did not go our way but proud of the whole group. Thank you to all our fans for your support. Your love makes us stronger. See you all soon. #PlayBold @RCBTweets ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jIULXT0DLz
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 6, 2020
RCB started the tournament with a victory over SRH when Yuzvendra Chahal’s three-wicket haul helped them to get over the line at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In fact, the spinner ended up becoming the Player of the Match for his stupendous spell. However, from there on, they failed to be as consistent as they would’ve liked. They won games but also lost quite a few of them in the event.
In the end, RCB qualified for the playoffs at fourth place on the points table with seven wins and as many defeats. In the Eliminator, after being asked to bat first, RCB posted a meager score of 131 after AB de Villiers scored a half-century. He also got support from Aaron Finch, who scored in the 30s after being asked to bat in the middle order for the first time in the T20 tournament.
SRH had lost four wickets early in their run-chase. However, Kane Williamson and Jason Holder showed nerves of steel and took them over the finishing line with a couple of balls to spare.