Watch: AB de Villiers shares a heartfelt message for RCB fans after humiliating loss to KKR
RCB were bowled out for the lowest IPL total against KKR in the previous encounter.
by Arya Author
Published - Apr 25, 2017 3:53 pm | Updated - Apr 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore is having a horrendous time in Vivo IPL 10 at the moment and has already lost 5 out of the 7 matches played so far. Their most recent performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders was simply shocking given their star-studded batting order. Chasing a meagre 132 to win, RCB was shot out for a mere 49 runs within the 10th over which meant the visitors recorded the lowest ever total in IPL.
It was humiliating for RCB, to say the least as their star batsmen succumbed to the pace and swing of the KKR. Nathan Coulter-Nile started doing the early inroads with 2 crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and was well supported by Englishman Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme who finished with 3 wickets each.
It was a clinical performance by KKR but it doesn’t mean RCB are out of the competition. They still have an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs but for that to happen. RCB have to pull their socks up and start performing on a consistent basis. Virat Kohli mentioned a few days earlier that they didn’t deserve to win with the way they are playing so far.
AB de Villiers who made 8 in their previous encounter against KKR took to the facebook page We love RCB and shared an emotional video where he asked the supporters to keep believing in them and assured them that they will surely make a turnaround in this tournament and might well start today against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
During his heartfelt video de Villiers said, “It’s difficult to find words after that embarrassing performance in Kolkata last night but the fact of the matter is it’s done and dusted. It’s something in the past and there is nothing we can do now to change our performance. What we can do is to look for a solution I believe there are two things we need to.
No 1 looking at ourselves in the mirror. Each and every player has to look at themselves in the mirror and find a way to become better for the rest of the tournament and find a way to up your game. No.2 Opportunity. We have 7 games left for the rest of the tournament and every single game is an opportunity to find a spark and get the momentum rolling.
Tomorrow is another opportunity against the Sunrisers and we need to find a way to lit that spark. I know we can do it and I really believe that in my heart we have what it takes to turn it around again. I hope you believe it too,”