IPL: Kohli, de Villiers apologise to RCB fans for dismal performance

RCB star AB De Villiers said, "Sorry about the up and down performances, we are hoping to finish (at a better position next year)... Please keep supporting us!"

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli send a message out to the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans.

Royal Challengers Bangalore uploaded a video featuring stars Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for the fans on RCB's social media handles thanking them for their unbridled support on Saturday.

De Villiers said, "You guys are incredible! The rain (washed) five-over game was one of the most memorable games (of) my life and it wasn't (sic) even a result."

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Kohli, who echoed ABD's thoughts, added that the season has been as much a disappointment for the players as it has been for the fans. "It has been obviously disappointing for us, disappointing for all of you. But as we come out and do every year, we want to do everything that we can next year to turn this around."

De Villiers added: "Sorry about the up and down performances, we are hoping to finish (at a better position next year)... Please keep supporting us! It keeps us going and hopefully something special will come out in the last game. And then next season."

Kohli added that it was special to see so many RCB fans at the stadium waiting for the rain-washed match at the Chinnaswamy to resume against the Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. "This has to be a special message for you all because even after three hours of a game being washed out, you still sit in the stadium and give us the loudest cheer when we walk out to bat so that's very, very special. It's always going to stay special in our hearts and minds and thank you so much for being the lovely fans that you are and the best fans of the IPL."

Although Royal Challengers Bangalore has been knocked out of the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad would have everything to play for, as a win will all but hand the side a berth in the playoffs, given the side's NRR is quite higher than that of KKR.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will play its last league game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.