Kohli took to Twitter to thank the fans for the unconditional support and also apologised for the poor performance from the team. His post read: “Thanks to the @RCBTweets fans for all the unconditional love and support this season as well. Sorry we couldn't play up to our standards.”
Thanks to the @RCBTweets fans for all the unconditional love and support this season as well. Sorry we couldn't play up to our standards.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 7, 2017
RCB, who have reached the final three times since IPL's inception in 2008, are rock-bottom in the points table with just two wins this year.
Even on Sunday, they were completely outplayed by Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn tore apart a hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack as Kolkata Knight Riders cruised to a 6-wicket win.
Kolkata caught Bangalore off-guard when they sent out Sunil Narine to open the innings along with Chris Lynn and skipper Gautam Gambhir was held back by the thinktank. But the decision worked wonders as Narine and Lynn wreaked havoc enroute their respective half-centuries.
Chasing a target of 159, Chris Lynn first made his intentions clear by hitting two fours and a six in the first over itself. However, Narine exploded in the fourth over of the chase and took Samuel Badree to the cleaners by hitting boundaries at will. Three huge sixes and a four in the first four balls of Badree set the tone for Narine's rest of the innings. In the next over, Narine again slammed four boundaries and one huge six off the bowling of Sreenath Aravind to notch up his half-century off just 15 deliveries.
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First Published: May 8, 2017, 12:07 PM IST