Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
This is the sixth straight loss for RCB now and if they want to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs from here on, they have to win at least 7 out their remaining eight matches.
Earlier, Kohli played an uncharacteristic sedate knock as the visitors restricted the hosts to 149 for eighth. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi. He claimed four wickets and gave away just 21 runs in his quota of four overs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
In an ideal world there must be a bilateral series between Lahore Qalandars and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Just to see who is more bad.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 7, 2019
Nothing sums up RCB more. https://t.co/hsPjt358nd
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) April 7, 2019
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 7, 2019
— Rezowanur Rahman (@rezowanur) April 7, 2019
RCB on the verge of being totally marginalised in the IPL. Never had such a poor start any season. Virat Kohli has a task on hand.
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 7, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 7, 2019
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 7, 2019
— Sharath Bala (@ShadyBala) April 7, 2019
L L L L L L
— ICC (@ICC) April 7, 2019
RCB must seriously consider playing a practice game between two teams amongst themselves. This way RCB can win and the fans can see them win as well. Am not kidding, they need to definitely do something like this to thrill the sellout crowd who turn up every game. #RCBvDC
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) April 7, 2019
Imagine a scenario where Sachin Tendulkar & Brian Lara were in the same team during the 1990s & yet it would be the worst team of its time… RCB fits the bill completely! A team consisting of Kohli & ABD been perennially abysmal. #RCBvDC #IPL2019
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) April 7, 2019
— Dr. Akhilesh Pandey (@dr_akhileshp) April 7, 2019
Most consecutive losses from the start of a season:
6 Delhi Daredevils (2013)
6 Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019) *
5 Deccan Chargers (2012)
5 Mumbai Indians (2014)
4 Mumbai Indians (2008)
4 Mumbai Indians (2015)#RCBvDC
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) April 7, 2019
At what point do RCB decide they need s fresh captain?
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) April 7, 2019
Just In : After losing last match against KKR scoring 200+ runs, we realized be it 120-240, we cant defend it so came out with new strategy in todays game to play out calmly & njoy the game without thinking of victory which wil help us play with no pressure
— TIMES HOW ˢᵃᵗᶦʳᵉ (@TiiimesHow) April 7, 2019
— 🇮🇳 sir-kid (@ooobhaishab) April 7, 2019
— Anshuman Mishra (@Anshuman987m) April 7, 2019