Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended their Indian Premier 2018 Campaign on a dismal note. Continuing from their poor show last year, where Royal Challengers Bangalore finished at the bottom of the table, they continued dismal performance in Season 11 too as Virat Kohli’s men finished sixth on the points tally in IPL 2018. Captain Kohli on Thursday took to Twitter and posted a video message for his fans. “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. Take care. @RCBTweets #RCB #IPL2018,” Kohli’s Tweet read.
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.
Take care. @RCBTweets #RCB #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/b0QM9chRAN
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2018
RCB, who failed to qualify for the playoffs, played 14 matches in the edition, winning six and losing on eight occasions. They finished with 12 points in the tournmament.
Kohli was RCB’s highest run-getter in the cash-rich league. The captain scored 530 runs in 14 matches at an average of 48.18. They went out of the tournament in May 19 when they lost a match against Rajasthan Royals by 30 runs.
Exactly 4 days later AB DE Villiers a promising asset of the team Royal Challengers Banglore announced his retirement from the International cricket.
The 34-year-old has played in 114 Test matches, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20 matches for the Proteas.
“I’ve had my turn and, to be honest, I’m tired,” he said.
“This is a tough decision. I’ve thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire still playing decent cricket.
“It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas.
“For me, in green and gold, it must be everything or nothing.”
De Villiers made his international debut in the Test series against England in 2004 and played in a limited-overs match a year later.
He scored 8,765 Test runs for South Africa and has a batting average of over 50 in both Test and ODI cricket.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
He kept wicket on occasion and recently featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
De Villiers added in his video message that he has “no plans” to play overseas, and he hopes to continue to be available for domestic cricket in South Africa.
Meanwhile a bizarre activity from De villiers has been spotted by his fans who found that De Villiers unfollowed his long time playing franchise Royal Challengers Banglore in Twitter. Fans keeps guessing about the reason behind this act from AB. They say that he might unfollowed them to indicate that he is retiring from all form of cricket including the IPL.
But on the other hand AB DE Villers has not unfollowed the official page of IPL or the former owner of this franchise Vijay Mallaya. It is evident that DE Villiers follows even Siddharth Mallaya but not RCB. It also might be some serious problem caught up between AB and the management. Here’s some fans reaction for his act against RCB :
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