IPL 2020 : “There’s a lot of positives which we will take on board moving forward, ” says de Villiers after losing the eliminators against SRH.
After suffering a defeat from Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator in Abu Dhabi, on Friday Royal Challengers Banglore lost all their chances of winning the maiden title of IPL 2020.
After being put to bat first, Virat Kohli sided men scored an insufficient total of 131 runs, moreover the franchise’s bowlers failed to defend SRH and saw a shattering defeat by 7 wickets.
Virat Kohli and Co gathered in the dressing room for one last time, after finishing the match and everyone especially skipped Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers recalled some of the positive as well as negative moments from this season. They also expressed their disappointment about not being able to make it to the finals.
The emotional discussion was shot and camera and shared on the team’s official Twitter page.
De Villiers, apologizing for his performance said, “To all our RCB fans, thankyou so much for the support. Wish you guys were here throughout the tournament, we could’ve done with a bit of support from you guys in the stadium but it wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully next time. Sorry about not going all the way. We gave it our best shot and we had a lot of fun.”
“There’s a lot of positives which we will take on board moving forward. Thankyou for supporting us and always being behind us,” he added.
A memorable campaign came to a disappointing end, but the RCB players savour the final moments together in the dressing room before they fly out of Dubai.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 7, 2020
While captain Virat in the video said, “I think we played some good cricket and fell off at the back end. Probably we didn’t play our best game since losing to Mumbai Indians. We would have loved to go even further as the fans wanted. But some positives in the season like Devdutt, stepping up for the team and having a great season. And Siraj coming back nicely after a positive tough season last year… A lot of positives that definitely we can take forward.”