Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore faced a humiliating defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2021 clash on Monday (September 20) at the UAE. Batting first, the RCB were all out for only 92 runs in Abu Dhabi. In return, Eoin Morgan’s side surpassed the target for the loss of only one wicket.
The bad performance by Kohli’s side saw an old tweet of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone going viral on social media. It may be recalled that Deepika was once an ardent fan of the RCB and she used to watch the RCB games from stadium in the initial years of the T20 league. In 2010, the RCB had dismissed Rajasthan Royals for 92 runs and at that time Deepika had trolled the Royals.
“92!!is that even a score!? Way to go RCB! with u guys all the way…watching every second of it live!” Deepika had then tweeted.
92!!is that even a score!?way to go RCB!with u guys all the way…watching every second of it live!
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 18, 2010
The RCB were then led by Anil Kumble and they had won the game by 10 wickets. All-rounder Jacques Kallis was named the man of the match.
On Monday, RCB failed to perform with both bat and ball to allow KKR register a comprehensive win. It was Kohli’s 200th IPL match. For KKR, their mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and fast bowler Andre Russell bagged three wickets each. Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer added 82 runs for the first wicket. With this win, KKR have strengthen their case for playoffs qualification.