The long wait for that elusive IPL trophy for Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore continues. Yesterday RCB were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in an exciting tussle in the Eliminator of IPL 2020. In the do or die encounter RCB’s batting failed to deliver and could only muster a total of 131 after 20 overs.
Barring Ab de Villiers none of the RCB batsman showed the hunger to score and disappointed all their fans. In the second half, their spin twins Adam Zampa and Yuzi Chahal tried their level best but RCB lost in the final over.
RCB Never Gave Up This Season- Virat Kohli
As expected the RCB skipper was thwarted after the heartbreaking loss but lauded his team for the brand of cricket they played throughout the season. The RCB franchise posted an emotional goodbye video in which Kohli was seen giving a stirring speech to his entire side in the dressing room.
Kohli was proud of his side and believes that RCB is heading in the right direction. He also spoke about how all the team members became a family in the bio-secure bubble for 2 months.
“We spoke of creating memories as a team and I think we have done that a lot this season and when we said that this is probably the best environment we’ve played in for RCB, we’re damn right about it”, said Virat Kohli.
“It’s been an amazing time together. We came in three weeks before the tournament started got to spend a lot of time with each other got to know each other so well and I think the camaraderie is something that pushed us deep and far into the tournament and something that we can be proud of, hold our head high even the losses that we had we never gave up which I think is the most important thing which probably we haven’t done in the last few seasons”, Kohli added.
Meanwhile, Kohli also praised the entire supporting staff of RCB who created a brilliant structure for the side this IPL season. Kohli is now looking forward to the next IPL season where he again expects his side to enjoy each other’s company which will reflect in positive performances on the field and they will again have a ‘hell of a tournament’.
“So there’s a positive already for me there that we’re heading in the right direction and I would just like to thank the support staff as everyone else has and the coaches especially you guys have created a brilliant structure this year and the hard work and the planning and the detail has been outstanding and something that we all thoroughly benefited from,” he added.
“Next year probably things might be different, might have a few more allowances we never know but still as long as we keep looking forward to coming back together as a group and enjoying our time together we’ll have one hell of a tournament next year as well,” said Virat Kohli.