Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the IPL 2020 Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Friday to bow out of the tournament. This was RCB’s fifth straight loss and the last and the most important one saw them out of the tournament. They ultimately finished fourth on the points table with seven wins and as many losses in the league stage. After the loss, Virat Kohli posted an emotional message on Twitter recollecting their entire journey in this IPL season.
In the Eliminator, the RCB innings never really took off batting first. Kohli decided to open the innings batting first and was out for just six. Finch batting at number three scored 32 and AB De Villiers scored a much-needed 56 to take RCB to 131.
In reply, after seeing through the tough phase of play where the RCB spinners dominated proceedings, Kane Williamson (50) and Jason Holder (24) added an unbeaten 65 to SRH to the second qualifier. They will now face Delhi Capitals, who lost the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians.
Meanwhile, Mumbai have already reached the finals and are awaiting their opponents from the second qualifier. Meanwhile, for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal finished as the top-run getter for the team in his debut season. Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers scored 466 and 454 respectively.
Virat Kohli Posts Emotional Message On Twitter After IPL 2020 Ouster
RCB skipper Virat Kohli said in his message that he was proud of his team despite not making the finals. He also thanked the fans for their support throughout the season.
“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,” wrote the 32-year old.
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