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.
End of an period. Virat Kohli thanks for all the things skip. #RCBvKKR
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) October 11, 2021
A model of cricket the place children might come and specific themselves on a giant stage that is the legacy of @imVkohli so far as captaincy goes #viratkholi #RCBvsKKR
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 11, 2021
Doesn’t Matter You Love Him or Hate Him But Its Hurts When Virat Kohli is Struggling. Thank You Virat Kohli For Beautiful Memories as RCB Captain.
EK Ehad Tha Jo Tmam Hua #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/NPcik1II48
— Kashir Ali (@KashirAliCh) October 12, 2021
Under his captaincy RCB hasn’t received any trophy however he’s the primary cause why RCB has a big fanbase and big model worth.
End of an period, it is coronary heart breaking
You can love him, you possibly can hate him however you possibly can’t ignore him.
Thanks and Love #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/iiu1fuFPvR
—HM Rathi (@HM_rathi) October 11, 2021
Learn easy methods to cover ache behind smile from this man #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/k3DF4jrpsM
— Biggest Viratfan -parmeet (@ImVk5fan) October 11, 2021
Had identified about rain washing away tears, however noticed sweat doing the identical. Thanks skip ! #captaincy #RCBvsKKR #rcb #ViratKohli #rcbforever pic.twitter.com/W6v7tgGYON
— Pruthvi (@pruthviwrites) October 11, 2021
It’s Not a End..!
King Always King @imVkohli Waiting For Your Massive Comeback..! #RCB pic.twitter.com/JSRxam2n6D
— (@VMT_Official) October 11, 2021
Tqs for all the things #ViratKohli
Cant management my tears
Always with u pic.twitter.com/m2DtYm9SBp
— Yashwanth Kalyan Cult (@PKadmirer02) October 11, 2021
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.
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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