Published: Mon, May 08, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

IPL 2017: Vira Kohli says 'thank you' and 'sorry' to RCB fans

IPL 2017: Vira Kohli says 'thank you' and 'sorry' to RCB fans

After slumping to their tenth defeat in 13 matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League season 10 losing to Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 46 by six wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Banglaore on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli apologised to his fans for his team's lacklustre performance.

In the third ball of a 131-run chase, Kohli went for a wild drive against Nathan Coulter-Nile and was caught by Manish Pandey in the second slip.

4 Number of times Royal Challengers Bangalore have been dismissed in this edition. The number of times they have been bundled out for paltry totals should make the players worry a little about their game.

Have really enjoyed watching Gayle, Kohli & ABD this IPL.

"First thing he should be doing is look (at) himself in the mirror", Gavaskar said on the host broadcaster.

In the post-match talk on Sony, Gavaskar was irritated with the way Kohli was playing his shots.

India superstar Virat Kohli has been told to "have a look in the mirror" in a stinging rebuke from one of the nation's most respected cricketers.

"The shot he played (against Kings XI) wasn't exactly a great shot".

The former captain further said that Kohli should work on himself as he was not in form.

Gavaskar said, "Apart from Gayle, who was deceived by late movement, Virat went for that big six shot, AB de Villiers went for that big six shot, Mandeep Singh, having settled down, went for the big shot. So, there you are". The shot he played at Eden Gardens (against Kolkata, when dismissed for a duck) wasn't a great shot.

Chasing a target of 159, Chris Lynn first made his intentions clear by hitting two fours and a six in the first over itself. Starting the season well after missing the first two games owing to a shoulder injury, Kohli has managed only one score of over fifty with two more double figure scores of 10 and 20.

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