Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were knocked out of IPL 2020 season, after losing to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator on Friday night. RCB’s trophyless run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) continued with the team yet to receive their hands on the coveted prize. England women’s team cricketer Alexandra Hartley, who appears to be a RCB fan, took to Twitter to express her disappointment at the team’s exit. She, alternatively, had a poignant question, one many RCB fans would be asking — “Will we ever win a title?”
While many RCB supporters identified with Hartley, her England teammate, Kate Cross made up our minds to have some fun.
In response to Hartley’s “Will we ever win a title?” post, Cross shot back by posting a picture of MS Dhoni in CSK jersey, with the words “Definitely Not” emblazoned on it.
We made one hell of a game out of it. @RCBTweets
Will we ever win a title?#IPL2020 #SRHvRCB
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) November 6, 2020
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) November 6, 2020
At the toss of Chennai Super Kings’ last IPL 2020 game, commentator Danny Morrison asked Dhoni, “will this be your final game ever in yellow?” The CSK skipper was once quick to reply and gave an emphatic two-word answer — “Definitely not”.
Dhoni’s emphatic reply went viral on the Internet and now has even been made into a meme.
For RCB, though, this is no laughing matter. The team is yet to win an IPL title, and that will have to be frustrating for captain Kohli, team management and the owners.
This season RCB had a brilliant first half, and for much of IPL 2020, were the team to defeat at the side of Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, towards the end, the results took a turn for the worse, and four consecutive losses left them on the brink.
They, alternatively, scraped into the playoffs on Net Run-Rate (NRR), a far cry from the team that looked unbeatable at one stage. The end too was once disappointing as the renowned batting lineup failed to come to the party when it mattered most, meaning RCB exited the tournament on the back of five straight defeat.
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