The home team was knocked out of the contention after incessant rain in Bengaluru forced their crucial tie against Rajasthan Royals to first be shortened and then abandoned.
The match was delayed close to midnight and when the covers finally came off, the T20 match was reduced to a 5-over affair.
Put in to bat first, Kohli had a dream start for RCB but the men in red could only manage 62-7 in their five overs, thanks to some tight bowling from RR and a hat-trick by Shreyas Gopal.
In reply, RR put up 41-1 in 3.2 overs, needing 22 more runs in 10 balls but another downpour saw the match instantly called off.
RCB, who are no strangers to memes and mockery on the Internet, were greeted with some more by IPL fans as Bangalore became the first team to not qualify for the playoffs.
RCB can still qualify for the play offs if they win 2 out of their remaining 1 match. #RCBvRR— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 30, 2019
What do we say to the God of Victory?— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) April 30, 2019
RCB: Not today. #RCBvRR
The only good thing about the rain is that you can’t see RCB fans crying. #RCBvRR— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) April 30, 2019
MVP players of each franchise who keep their fans happy.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 30, 2019
RCB: Twitter Admin
Well RCB tried their best but failed just short for another Allout #RcBvRR— Funnygut24🇮🇳 (@funnygut24) April 30, 2019
The performance of RCB keeps Kohli grounded. #RCBvRR— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 30, 2019
While the rain kept playing a spoilsport, humour wasn't lost on Royal Challengers Bangalore's Twitter account, which then engaged in a tic-tac-toe battle on the microblogging site - much to the amusement of fans.