Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) shared a video from contained in the dressing room for one final time after they exited IPL 2020, following a six-wicket loss to SunRisers Hyderabad within the Eliminator on Friday. Whereas most RCB batsmen struggled in opposition to a high quality SRH bowling assault, AB de Villiers stood tall throughout a tough scenario, scoring a gritty half-century. He top-scored for RCB, scoring 56 runs off 43 balls to assist his aspect submit 131/7. After the defeat, De Villiers thanked all of the followers for his or her help all through the event and in addition mentioned “sorry” for not going all the best way.
“A memorable marketing campaign got here to a disappointing finish, however the RCB gamers savour the ultimate moments collectively within the dressing room earlier than they fly out of Dubai. PS: After about 80 consecutive days, that is our remaining 9 AM video for the #IPL,” RCB tweeted whereas sharing the video.
A memorable marketing campaign got here to a disappointing finish, however the RCB gamers savour the ultimate moments collectively within the dressing room earlier than they fly out of Dubai.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 7, 2020
The previous South Africa skipper, who was the aspect’s third top-scorer this season, mentioned that they gave their “finest shot” and went out with a number of positives. De Villiers scored 454 runs from 15 matches, with the assistance of 5 fifties at a strike charge of 158.7.
“To all our RCB followers, thanks a lot for the help. Want you guys had been right here all through the event, we might’ve carried out with a little bit of help from you guys within the stadium nevertheless it wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully subsequent time. Sorry about not going all the best way. We gave it our greatest shot and we had a number of enjoyable. There’s a number of positives which we’ll tackle board shifting ahead. Thanks very for supporting us and all the time being behind us,” de Villiers mentioned within the video uploaded on RCB’s Twitter deal with.
Addressing his teammates after their loss, skipper Virat Kohli mentioned that the best way crew fought it out until the top is one thing that they are often happy with and construct on the positives going into the following season.
He additionally thanked the help workers, particularly the coaches for making a “good construction”.
“I feel we performed some good constant cricket and fell off on the again finish. In all probability did not play our greatest cricket from that Mumbai sport onwards that we performed right here (Abu Dhabi). Would have liked to go even additional and I do know followers actually needed us to go additional. However some positives this season, guys like Devdutt (Padikkal) stepping up for the crew and having an awesome season as an opener. Siraj coming again properly after a tricky season final 12 months. Loads of positives and one thing that we are able to positively take ahead,” Kohli mentioned
Aaron Finch, who has performed for a number of franchises within the IPL, mentioned it was the “finest group” he has ever been a part of within the cash-rich league.
“By far the very best group I’ve ever been part of within the IPL. Being so shut collectively, being within the bubble compelled us all to be actually shut and actually tight, it was a tremendous expertise,” mentioned Australia’s limited-overs skipper.
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