The night of May 21, 2023, brought immense disappointment to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team and their dedicated fans. It marked the day when the Gujarat Titans inflicted a crushing defeat on RCB, dashing their hopes of reaching the playoffs. Despite a promising start to the season, RCB’s dream fell short, leaving their fans heartbroken once again.
In their final league match, RCB captain Virat Kohli displayed a brilliant century, providing a formidable score for his team. Unfortunately, Kohli’s outstanding innings was overshadowed by Shubman Gill’s century, resulting in RCB’s defeat. The episode left Kohli visibly emotional, especially considering his recent exclusion from IPL 2023. In response, the cricket star took to his official Instagram account to share an emotional post.
Accompanied by a group picture of the entire RCB team, Kohli’s Instagram post expressed his disappointment at falling short of the playoff qualification and conveyed heartfelt gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support. The post read, “A season which had its moments, but unfortunately, we fell short of the goal. Disappointed, but we must hold our heads high. To our loyal supporters, grateful for backing us every step of the way. A big thank you to the coaches, management, and my teammates. We aim to be back stronger.”
Virat Kohli, known as the “Run Machine,” enjoyed a remarkable season in IPL 2023, shattering multiple records along the way. Amassing a total of 639 runs in 14 matches, Kohli showcased an impressive average of 53.25. His incredible performance included two centuries and six half-centuries, leaving a lasting impact on the 16th season of the cash-rich league.
As RCB reflects on their bittersweet journey in IPL 2023, fans and supporters acknowledge the team’s moments of brilliance and the unwavering commitment of Virat Kohli. Despite the disappointment of missing out on the playoffs, RCB’s resolve to return stronger remains steadfast, carrying the hopes and dreams of their loyal fan base.