IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Languishing at the bottom of the table, Royal Challengers Bangalore almost followed the script as they are just one match away to wrap off their another dismal campaign in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). RCB will play their last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who would look to complete the unfinished business by sealing a place in the playoffs. Before the last league encounter, Bangalore skipper – Virat Kohli and superstar batsman AB de Villiers have apologised from their fans for another disappointing campaign in the T20 extravaganza.
In return, the ace duo of Kohli and de Villiers have promised their followers to change the fortune in the next edition of IPL. In 13 game so far, RCB have managed to win just 4 matches, losing 8 and one match being abandoned due to rain. However, Bangalore will look to end their disappointing season on a winning note with a victory in their final game in front of the home crowd at M. Chinnaswamy on Saturday.
The Bangalore franchise got off to the worst possible start in the T20 carnival – they lost six matches on the trot and were on the verge of creating an unwanted record. But they stage of a little comeback in the second phase of the tournament as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets to claim first points of the season.
Kohli then led his side to three wins on the trot against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab before losing by 16 runs against Delhi Capitals. RCB shared points with Rajasthan Royals in their last game after the clash was called-off due to rain.
Ahead of their final game against Sunrisers, the franchise shared a video on their official Twitter handle where Kohli and AB can be seen apologising to their fans and thanked them for their unconditional support throughout the tournament.
Here are the excerpts from the conversation:-
AB – RCB fans, thank you so much for the support throughout the season, you guys are incredible. Virat will agree to the fact that the last game with the rain, it was only a 5-over game but one of the most memorable games in my life and it wasn’t even the result. Thanks to you guys.
Kohli – One game left for the season, it’s been disappointing for us and for all of you but as we do every year, we are going to come out and do everything next season to turn it around.
AB – Sorry about the up and down performances, we are hoping to finish on a high. Please keep supporting us, it keeps us going. Hoping something special is coming in the last game and next season.
Kohli – This has to be a special message for you all because even after three hours of a game being washed out, you still sit in the stadium and give us the loudest cheer when we walk out to bat. It’s special and It’s always going to be special in our hearts and minds. Thank you for being the best fans that you are.