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“End Of An Era”: How Twitter Reacted To Virat Kohli’s Last Game As RCB Captain

Virat Kohli captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the final time after the staff misplaced to Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday and had been eradicated from IPL 2021. Kohli had earlier revealed that the IPL 2021 would be the final season he would captain the RCB franchise. And whereas he could not get his palms on the silverware, he so badly craved for, he led the staff brilliantly. Fans on social media, principally RCB supporters, expressed their dismay at seeing Kohli captain the staff for the final time.

This season, RCB had been one of the constant groups, ending the league stage in third place, behind second-place Chennai Super Kings solely on web run-rate. Kohli’s staff was simply two factors behind table-toppers Delhi Capitals and 4 forward of fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders.

On Monday, nevertheless, RCB had been removed from their greatest. After electing to bat, RCB acquired off to a positive begin courtesy Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. But a devastating spell from Sunil Narine that accounted for the likes of Kohli, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers put paid to their hopes of setting a giant goal.

The center and decrease order simply could not get going and RCB ultimately stuttered to 138 for seven of their allotted 20 overs.

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave a KKR a strong begin within the chase, however RCB clawed their method again into the sport with some common strikes. Narine, although, wasn’t content material with simply inflicting havoc with the ball in hand. He got here and smashed Dan Christian for 3 sixes in an over to place KKR within the field seat.

RCB nonetheless refused to go away. Nitish Rana, Narine and Dinesh Karthik fell in fast succession, giving hope to Kohli and his staff.

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But captain Eoin Morgan and Shakib Al Hasan saved their nerves and acquired KKR over the road with simply two balls to spare.

KKR will now tackle Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 for a spot within the remaining. Virat Kohli will shift his concentrate on the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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