Kohli terms IPL 10 as a season to forget for RCB

Posted May 17, 2017

Electing to bat first, Bangalore lost an early wicket but Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle did a good job to help the team recover and score some quick runs. RCB also registered the lowest ever total in IPL history, in a group match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens.

RCB skipper Virat Kohli who had a wonderful season a year ago did not have the best of times in the ongoing IPL tournament.

After Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils on Sunday, Kohli tossed his award to RCB fans as a sign of his affection towards them.

While reports suggested that the franchises set for a complete revamp and would be required to pick players right from the scratch to build teams, Kohli's statement suggests that there might still be some hope for teams to retain a small number of players. Gayle smacked 77 off 38 balls, with seven sixes, to power an opening stand of 122 with Kohli, who made 64 off 50 balls.

Kohli brought up his half-century at the end of the 15th over, needing 39 balls to get to the milestone.

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Zaheer's next over saw Kolhi play another delightful flick for a six over midwicket before being failing to clear Nadeem at long-off.

Delhi's chase got off to a disastrous start when Sanju Samson was dismissed by Avesh Khan's second ball. Both teams were well out of contention for the play off spots. Negi finished off the job with 3-10 to ensure RCB ended their season on a high note. All the money spent on recruiting players has gone down the drain and skipper Virat Kohli thinks it would be better if the rain water goes down the drain and earns them a point during every home match.

Patel and Negi took three wickets apiece, while Head snapped up two, and Avesh and Watson claimed one wicket each.

RCB: Virat Kohli (captain), Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Travis Head, Harpreet Bhatia, Tymal Mills, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Billy Stanlake.