In the league stage of the Vivo IPL 2019, Royal Challengers Bangalore were placed at the bottom of the table with 11 points. This star-studded team lost their first six game of the league on a trot which affected them too much to make into top-four. However they bounced back impressively in the second half of the league and won 5 out of their remaining 8 games where one match ended up with no-result.
Virat Kohli shared an emotional message after the last league match: ‘Thank you guys for all the love & support – the entire team including the fans, the ground staff & the support staff! Promise to come back stronger next year’.
Of course, this franchise has one of the most loyal fan base in the IPL history. But their owner showed his disappointment over the poor performance and expressed it in social media in a discouraging way. He wrote: ‘Always a great line-up but sadly on paper only. Devastated with the wooden spoon’.
Netizens slashed Mallya over his insulting comments on the team that showed a lot of character with their fantastic approach even after there lost six on a trot.They were just a win away to make into play-offs at the end of the league stage and an umpiring error in the last ball costed them a match against the Mumbai Indians.