Virat Kohli has been giving his absolute best to Royal Challengers Bengaluru, RCB at IPL 2023. He scored 973 runs in 2016 season. And this season, Virat Kohli scored 639 runs with 2 centuries. In fact, this is his best season after 2016. He scored 308, 530, 464, 466, 405 and 341, respectively till 2023 season. Virat Kohli stepped down from captaincy and caught his best of form late 2022 and carried it into IPL 2023.
Still, Virat Kohli did not find a way to take RCB into IPL 2023 Playoffs. Faf du Plessis scored 730 runs at the strike rate of 153.68. Both him and Virat Kohli tried to do all the heavy lifting with the bat throughout the season. They did not find middle order support and that frustrated even fans. In fact, fans have asked IPL Management to sack the franchise management and hand over it to them. One fan went on to challenge that in 5 years, they can give a Cup to RCB.
"Dissolve this RCB management. Give the team to fans. We will build it. If you want funds, we will raise. ಟ್ರೋಫಿ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯವಿರುವ ತಂಡವನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟುತ್ತೇವೆ" 😩
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Well, even with 16 seasons of trophy drought, RCB has huge fanbase. Thanks to Virat Kohli for sticking with them from 2008, since the inception of IPL. He has been way loyal to them and his growth has resulted in RCB fame too. Hence, Virat Kohli thanked fans who came to watch RCB play and apologised for disappointing them, yet again. Virat Kohli wrote, “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.”
For such a loyal fanbase, who come up with tables, scenarios and support everywhere, with “Ee Saala Cup Namde” slogan, RCB needs to find answers. Virat Kohli fans and even other franchise fans are asking to him to go find better pastures. If he is ready to give RCB so much, he needs a team that plays like a champion too. Virat Kohli needs to be given those champion players that can punch above their weight when needed. Not those who always punch below or found wanting at crucial junctures.
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