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Virat Kohli says 'sorry' to Royal Challengers Bangalore fans in emotional video

The Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to win just six out of their 14 league games and finished with 12 points, eventually failing to reach the playoffs.

Reported by: Subhasish Dutta, New Delhi [ Updated: May 24, 2018 12:16 IST ]
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RCB captain Virat Kohli has apologised to the fans for his team's dismal show in IPL 2018.

Captain Virat Kohli on Thursday apologised to the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans after the team's poor performance in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League. In an emotional video message posted by the 29-year-old on Instagram, Kohli said he and his teammates are "deeply sorry" for failing to live up to the expectations of the fans. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)

It was another disappointing season for Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore, who ended up on the sixth position in the eight-team league. RCB managed to win just six out of their 14 league games and finished with 12 points, eventually failing to qualify for the playoffs.

Kohli said the team is not "very proud of" the performance and vowed to turn things around next season. (Also Read: Virat Kohli suffers from slipped disc, to miss County stint: Report)

Going by the top standards set by Kohli in the IPL, the RCB skipper too had a rather off-coloured season with the bat. He managed to score 530 runs in 14 games with an average of 48.18 and with a strike-rate of 139.10. His hightest score was an unbeaten 92 with four fifties in the season.

"Hi guys, I've take a bit of time to do this. I just wanted to put out this video for all the RCB fans and people involved with RCB in any way... telling them that we couldn't pull our weight this season and we are not very proud of how the season went for us and we are deeply hurt by how we played," Kohli said.

Kohli said it's up to the RCB players to understand what to do about it next year.

"We are deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations that all the fans had of us. Having said that, we understand that this is part of life... you cannot always get what you want. It's up to the players to understand what to do about it next season and all of us, as I said, are really sad about what happened and we really want to turn things around next year," he added.

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