Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in hope of a good season this year started with a new set of players. But the change in the squad didn't change their fate. They were knocked out by a relatively mediocre side Rajasthan Royals in their last group stage game.
RCB fans, whose wait for the trophy every season get longer, received an apology and assurance from the skipper Virat on Twitter. The 29-year-old felt sorry for not playing up to fans expectations. “Hi, guys. I have taken a bit of time to do this. Just wanted to put out this video for all RCB fans, or involved with RCB in any way. I want to tell them that we could not pull out the wait this season. We are not very proud of how this season went for us. We are deeply hurt by how we played. And we are deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations of all the fans had of us,” he said.
Virat, who is yet to lift the IPL trophy in his captaincy since 2013, said you don't always get what you want and this is part of life. “Having said that, we understand this is part of life, and you cannot always get what you want. It’s up to the players to understand what to do about it next season. All of us were really hurt about what happened and we really want to turn things around next year,” he said.
The captain added that his side will continue to work towards improving themselves. “We definitely will do everything in our abilities to give you guys what you want every season. We’ll keep working hard towards our game and keep improving as a side,” he said.
He didn't forget to thank fans for believing in them and their continuous support. “We are really grateful for your support. Please keep supporting the team as you always have. We are going to put more effort and hard work next year than we have ever done for RCB,” he said.
Here is the video:
I really believe in the concept of, "you either win or you learn". We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learnings from this season.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2018
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