Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Delhi Capitals yesterday and it is now almost impossible for them to make it into the Play Offs. For RCB, this defeat spells the end of their chances of completing a fairy tale late-season charge for the top four spots. Batting first, Delhi Capitals had put up a score of 187/5 in their 20 overs. But RCB finished at 171/7 in their 20 overs and lost the match and Play Off chance.
“We put ourselves under too much pressure in the first six games and then it is always hard work in the latter half. So, we just decided to have a lot of fun and that’s why we won four out of the last six games we have played,” Kohli said.
“The important thing now, with two games left, is to go out there and have fun. Not take too much pressure. Obviously we want to perform as best as we can, but the fun factor should not go away. We have to go out there and play positive cricket. Once the last two games are done, we will sit down and see where the tournament had gone for us,” he added.
On seeing the defeat Royal Challenger’s Bangalore posted “Onto the last two home matches this season at Namma Chinnaswamy! As Cap’n Kohli said, let’s look at having some fun and giving it all we’ve got. We’ve played our best whilst we were having fun and that’s something we should keep constant! #playBold”
Onto the last two home matches this season at Namma Chinnaswamy!
As Cap’n Kohli said, let’s look at having some fun and giving it all we’ve got.
We’ve played our best whilst we were having fun and that’s something we should keep constant! #playBold
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 28, 2019
For this tweet many fans reacted in a dejected way but the amusing fact is some fans posted a pictures of some statistics and said that RCB still have chances to make it to the Play offs.
We still have a chance but it will be greedy and foolish to think like that
We are out of IPL now
— Vasu (@Vasu25813436) April 28, 2019
— Kalpesh Mahajanshetti (@kalpeshmahajn) April 28, 2019
Still have chance…… Please. Photo send to kohli pic.twitter.com/9WBQCJDles
— Veeresh.kiccha (@Veeresh29852930) April 28, 2019
— aditya (@aditya501) April 28, 2019
Though it seems highly unlikely that RCB can make it, they are still not yet out of the playoff race. They need to win their two remaining games and then pray 🙏 for the other results to go their way….still possible.#DCvRCB #IPL2019
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) April 28, 2019
50/50. And this will be the first time a team qualifying for playoffs with 12 points.
— Shahid Rashid Rather (@Shahidrather_) April 28, 2019
Fingers crossed but still no hopes with a worst bowling line up
— Sindhu Chowdary (@Sindhujanuu) April 28, 2019
— Ranjith Kumar. N (@Runjithmarkzz) April 29, 2019
Check out the reactions from other fans as well :
If RCB minus @ABdeVilliers17 and @imVkohli I think none of other nine would even want to come to the ground. they must be happy watching IPL then participating. Thank God! No more head breaking, calculation, speculation and any other bullshit for a no intent bunch of 11 🤨🤨🤨
— tapomay (@TapomayChowdhry) April 28, 2019
Please Release Virat Kohli… So that other Franchise can buy him and he will be away from trolls, Thanks in Advance
— 𝕊𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕤 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕞𝕒 (@srinivasbgs) April 28, 2019
Big disgrace for Loyal Fans!!! Got defeated by Underdog team of the season!! Well played @DelhiCapitals
— Manjunath Koti (@KotiManju26) April 28, 2019
What do you think on the hopes RCB fans having on their team ?? Comment your views !!