IPL 2021: Meme Fest On Twitter As Fans Troll RCB After Humiliating Loss To KKR
IPL 2021: Adding insult to injury, rival fans brutally trolled RCB after their nine-wicket drubbing at the hands of KKR on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a nightmare outing in their first match of the UAE leg in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Virat Kohli's team were handed a nine-wicket thrashing by Kolkata Knight Riders at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The defeat was made worse by the fact that KKR chased down the paltry target of 93 in just 10 overs, severely denting RCB's net run-rate, which could come back to haunt them later on in the tournament. Fans on Twitter added insult to injury for RCB by posting some hilarious memes.
We tried to pick the funniest ones. Check them out here:
Rcb lost... pic.twitter.com/lK1u9W5fZh— Nandini(@Nandini_Tells) September 20, 2021
HaarCB is trending— Bunty (@bunty2134) September 20, 2021
RCB Fans be like: pic.twitter.com/p2x2qjzpnM
RCB may have lost the match but Kylie Jamieson won something pic.twitter.com/DvEqucPvCu— JOKER (@thejokertalks) September 20, 2021
Before Monday's drubbing, RCB had a chance to go level on points with the top two teams in the IPL points table -- Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. But the nine-wicket loss means that they have now lost three of their eight matches and remain in third position on 10 points.
But more importantly, KKR chasing down the target in 10 overs means RCB now have the worst net run-rate in the league (-0.706), worse than even bottom-placed SunRisers Hyderabad.
Except from winning the toss nothing went right for RCB. After opting to bat, RCB lost captain Virat Kohli in the second over. Devdutt Padikkal and Srikar Bharat steadied the ship for a while with the team going well at 41 for in 5.5 overs.
But as soon as the powerplay ended, RCB's downward spiral began. AB de Villiers has bailed the team out of difficult situations numerous times but this time the South African was sent packing for a first ball duck.
Others didn't fare much better as seven RCB players failed to get into double figures, with the team bowled out for 92 in 10 overs.
KKR cantered to victory in the chase with openers Shubman Gill (48 off 34 balls) and Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out) adding 82 runs for the first wicket.
The win helped KKR climb to fifth place.