Royal Challengers Bangalore’s journey in IPL 2022 came to an end after they suffered a seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. While RCB may have lost the match, they are winning hearts of the field with their congratulatory tweet for RR. “The great late Shane Warne is smiling at you. Well played tonight, @rajasthanroyals and good luck for the final,” tweeted RCB after the loss in Qualifier 2 put an end to their hopes of winning a first IPL title.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 27, 2022
Rajasthan Royals responded to the post with heart emojis, with some fans praising RCB for their sportsmanship.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 27, 2022
Well played @RCBTweets† Always great sports.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) May 27, 2022
Dear RCB & Fans.
One Royal always supports another Royal.
Support us (rr) in Final.
— Ashok YaduvaNshi (@i_Ashokyaadav) May 27, 2022
Thank you very much @RCBTweets
Your team is incredible and your fans are amazing. It was lovely to play this opportunity with you, and this tweet tops it off!
— Adam Rego (@mindfulprostate) May 27, 2022
Thank you @RCBTweets for such a nice gesture and we wish you good luck for the next season too
— Chaitanya Sharma (@Chaitan70497742) May 28, 2022
That’s tweet wow respect rcb
— Aashu (@aashu2912) May 27, 2022
Thanks RCB, better luck next time, love from RR…
— Johnson Dsouza (@Johnson49128073) May 27, 2022
Thank you @RCBTweets for such a sweet gesture
We wish you the best of luck for the coming season
— Chaitanya Sharma (@AloneBeast71124) May 28, 2022
Lots of love and support with you @RCBTweets
— Suryaprakash (@medicopp_13) May 28, 2022
— Priheree (@Viratizzking) May 27, 2022
On Friday, RCB failed to bring their ‘A’ match and was completely outclassed by a rampant Rajasthan team.
Players like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell failed to make any meaningful contribution with the bat and despite half a century of Rajat Patidar, RCB was limited to an under-par 157 for eight in 20 overs.
Fast bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy were the best with the ball for RR, taking three wickets each.
In the chase, Jos Buttler again came to party for RR and scored a sensational century undefeated. He also surpassed the 800 run for the season, a feat only twice before in IPL history.
Buttler went unbeaten on 106 from 60 balls when RR hit the target with seven wickets in hand and 11 balls left.
As RCB goes back to the drawing board and focuses on further improvements next season, RR will be keeping an eye on the grand prize.
In the IPL 2022 final on Sunday, Rajasthan will face the Gujarat Titans of Hardik Pandya, who were the team to beat this season.
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