Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohi on Tuesday hoped that his side will aim to make a strong comeback in the next IPL season after a disappointing exit from the ongoing edition of the cash-rich league.
Notably, youngster Shubman Gill slammed a magnificent and unbeaten 104 to power his side — Gujarat Titans — to a thrilling win and knock RCB out of the ongoing season in the last league game of IPL 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Before Gill, a rampant Kohli roared again with the bat after slamming his second consecutive ton to power RCB to a decent 197/5. Kohli’s ton however, went in vain as Gill’s unbeaten 104 knocked out RCB and eventually helped five-time champions Mumbai Indians to qualify for the Play-offs.
Kohli, the former India and RCB skipper, who has seven IPL hundreds to his name, asked his RCB teammates to hold their heads high. “A season which had it’s 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,” tweeted Kohli along with pictures,” said Kohli.
Meanwhile, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, who is currently the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2023, thanked the fans for their constant support and wished other teams luck for playoffs.
“What a great 2 months of @iplt20 it’s been. Unfortunately the tournament has ended for us. Thank you everyone for the support and making it so special. Good luck to the last 4 teams. Now some home time,” wrote Du Plessis on instagram.
With the loss in their last league game, RCB finished the IPL 2023 at the sixth position with 14 points.