Dejected Virat Kohli

Sad Following RR’s defeat in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli flicks off bails in disappointment; the video goes viral.

Following a crucial victory over Rajasthan in the Eliminator, RCB was eliminated from the Playoffs.

In the current IPL 2024 Eliminator match, Rajasthan Royals dealt a heartbreaking loss to Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The winner of Qualifier 2 between Sanju Samson & Co. and Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Kolkata Knight Riders in the championship match. Due to RCB’s defeat, star cricketer Virat Kohli was unable to win the trophy at the end of the tournament for the second time.

Naturally devastated by the defeat, Kohli left the Narendra Modi Stadium field by flicking off the bails at the end of a wicket. The star cricketer was seen approaching the players for the customary handshake after removing the bails, but he appeared to be emotionally flat. As soon as the campaign was abruptly ended, the 35-year-old’s admirers joined him in his sorrow as the heartwarming video began to circulate online.

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A comeback to winning ways when it mattered the most & how 👌👌

Upwards & Onwards for Rajasthan Royals in #TATAIPL 2024 😄⏫

Scorecard ▶️ #RRvRCB | #Eliminator | #TheFinalCall

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 22, 2024

Even though Kohli was suffering, the opposition appeared to be overjoyed with the defeat because they had been losing a lot of games coming into this match. Indeed, RR had topped the table at one point, but a run of defeats left them in third place, forcing them to play Bengaluru in the Eliminator.

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To recap the exciting game, Faf du Plessis and company chose to bat first and finished with a score of 172/8 after 20 overs. Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, and Mahipal Lomror each added more than thirty runs, but other batsmen failed to make a significant impact as Ravichandran Ashwin’s outstanding 2/19 performance saw him dismiss Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green on consecutive deliveries. Avesh Khan also added three wickets to his total and produced some outstanding last-ball bowling to cut the target down to a few runs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the opener, gave RR a good start to the chase by batting a vital 45 from 30. But what put RR in a comfortable position was Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmyer’s knowledge of the game. Rovman Powell, a Caribbean all-rounder, provided the final touch to guarantee the Royals a spot in Qualifier 2.