Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Despite a scintillating ton by star batsman Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were eliminated from the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after suffering a defeat against defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the last league match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

A day after the heartbreaking defeat, Kohli posted a heart-touching message for RCB fans. Shubman Gill, the promising GT batter who orchestrated RCB’s loss, responded to Kohli’s post in a blockbuster fashion.

Following RCB’s loss, Kohli took to Instagram to thank the RCB fans for their continued support for the team. 

“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. Royalchallengersbangalore,” wrote Kohli.

A few hours later, Gill responded to the post. Though no words were written, Gill shared only emoticons of the crown, hailing Kohli as the king.

Notably, Kohli will now shift his focus to the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) Final. He has already left for England as part of Team India’s first batch of players for the all-important match against formidable Australia at The Oval from June 7.