'Ee sala cup namde?' -- Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and their love-hate relationship with Indian Premier League (IPL) has continued in the 13th edition as well and when they return for the IPL 2021, the same question will be asked all over again.
In a closely contested Eliminator of IPL 2020 on Friday, Virat Kohli's RCB choked again and lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 6 wickets, extending their title drought to 13 longs years now. A strong RCB batting line up was first restricted to an ordinary 131 run total and then Kane Williamson and Jason Holder overcame the threats of Bangalore spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa to win the match with 2 balls remaining.
The hopes of the cricket pundits and fans were high this time around and RCB team was believed to be one of the strongest in the competition. The addition of Aaron Finch was believed to give extra wings to the team which has usually relied on the batting prowess of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. But the Bangalore-based franchise could never win more than 2 matches on the trot during the entire tournament, in fact coming into the eliminator they had lost 4 straight matches.
As expected Twitter was abuzz after RCB's exit. While some questioned the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the others stood rock solid behind the team and its captain. Amongst these fans, one was England women's cricketer Alex Hartley. "Will we ever win a title," she questioned.
Her teammate Kate Ross came up with Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni's viral 'definitely not' comment to answer to the question. The pacer cheeky reaction has gone viral and at the time of writing this article, it had garnered almost 5,000 retweets.November 6, 2020
Notably, MS Dhoni had said 'definitely not' when questioned if he would retire from IPL after his team's last league match on November 1. 'Definitely not' had gone viral and trended on Twitter for quite some time.