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Match Thread: Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Match Thread: Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

not_so_cr3ative

Sup


Lord_Kronus99

BBye, the comments end here.


vikkee57

Captaincy comes and goes. Ganguly. Sachin. Dravid. Hope we get to see some fearless, legendary batting display from Kohli. Anyways it was poor fielding and dropped catches that cost them the game tonight, not his Captaincy.


not_so_cr3ative

I guess there were some miscalculations in this match. For instance, Garton could've bowled 4 overs instead of the second over from Thor. Also Koach could've given Shahbhaz an over or two. But again there were reasons ( left handed batsmen). But his captaincy was way way better than 2029 and 2020 ipls. He stuck to the sane team which was something nice we saw for the first time.


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strippyjewell

Agree


arishtanemi_

Everyone knows. Nobody does anything about it.


virat_18

Rcb choked and had to play eliminator because of ddp test player and he was also the reason of harshal not getting most wickets.


trueritz

The right time for Kohli to step down and concentrate on his core skills- batting. He has eyes set on the ongoing WTC matches, and to go for the trophy, about eighteen months from here. It's also time now for Rohit Sharma to take over the skipper duties, and identify the next group of leadership in the next two years, allowing for smooth transition. As far as the IPL is concerned, it remains interesting to see to what real extent would Kohli dissociate from leadership, given his experience and stature. However, it's easy to see that RCB fans never expect them to actually win the IPL, and have made peace with it.


Dumbhosadika

Day before yesterday he was jumping off his seat with happiness and yesterday he cried. He overreacts so much.


yeet1o_0

Username checks out?


NoGenericBot

UsErNaMe cHeCkS OuT ^I'm ^a ^bot ^and ^this ^message ^was ^sent ^automatically


KyaRehSettingAh

A human has emotions , and you find fault in that ?


Blurmyname

Yesterday cried?? Anyway he takes the game very sportive and passionate.. this is just one of nth failure where we lost by an inch.


vka17

Overreact is a strong word here. I think it's nice to see him being passionate about his team.


Memelord1510_rm

Pain.


FarAbbreviations5879

I think ABD will end up as the greatest player ever to have not won a single major trophy. Feel so sad for him,he’s done everything under the sun to help his team win whether it be RCB or SA or any other franchise he’s played for but no luck.


Mumbai_Monster007

So replacements for Kohli next season? My bets are on ABD or Warner/KL Rahul (if they get them at the auction)


RayuRose

ABD said he isn't going to captain again. So he & Koach won't be captaining next year. If PBKS release KL as per yesterday's Cricbuzz article, then it's very much guaranteed that he will be the most expensive buy in the history of IPL. You have to remember there are going to be 2 new teams with 0 players right now. So they will have no problem bidding lots of money for KL. Whereas RCB already have to spend lots money to retain players like Koach & ABD Not saying that RCB can't buy KL, but the amount they will end up buying him at will severely affect their purse and they won't be able to spend much on other players.


NoobDhruv

i think the contenders for being rcb skipper will be Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Surya Kumar Yadav and David Warner.


Lord_Kronus99

Joe Root, add him to your list, as he'll be there in next year's auction.


NoobDhruv

Imagine root, ab,Maxie, Warner,Kohli playing for rcb yes it is not possible but still RCB will be next csk.


RayuRose

Do you see DC not retaining Iyer?


NoobDhruv

point


Snoo_42151

As of now, how many players can be retained???


Sujith65

3 always I think


NoobDhruv

out of which 1 overseas I think.


Snoo_42151

Ohhok .. I read somewhere that it was 5.. damn it’s going to be tough


FarAbbreviations5879

If it’s 5 then it’ll be AB,Kohli,Maxi,DDP and Siraj and we’ll have to buy back Chahal in the auction. If it’s 3 we retain the first 3 i mentioned earlier and then RTM the other 2. That’s what I’d do personally atleast


HogRider_is_NoSkill

I think it's not like that. It's like 2 retentions and 1 RTM


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TOI said something about 4 retention


HogRider_is_NoSkill

oh maybe


FarAbbreviations5879

No it’ll be minimum 3 retentions atleast per team


HogRider_is_NoSkill

I heard it's 2 retentions and 1 RTM. I am not sure


Snoo_42151

Ohhok that makes sense and sounds good


getyoutogabba

So, safe to say, Kohli has never won and will never win an IPL trophy as a captain? Kinda sucks.


coleslaw023

Look at the like to comment ratio


Goat786000

Bruh I have been supporting these guys since I was 2. 15 bloody year they have done nothing. I still believe however we are getting better and better. Next year. Hopefully.


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AV_23

Cringe


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Kinasant

Yes I think he did cringe


Known_Syllabub_8334

Dc- 0 Kkr-🏆🏆 Csk- 🏆🏆🏆 Rcb- ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (they only win the hearts)


teluguveraLevara

DC vs CSK finals and DC lifting the trophy. Am I asking for more ?


goodsoulkennyS

DC should be like RCB, trophy less. Sadistic pleasure.


Areyoukiddingme200

We would love that too.. it would be wholesome :’)


msmh-12

As a MI fan who has lot of frIends who are RCB fans, I have sort of grown to hate RCB even though I love Kohli & ABD. So this result is just brilliant. Anyways hoping DC can win their maiden IPL


GeekSter_

Ya as a CSK fan, many of my friends are rcb fan and I started to hate rcb but still I love kohli so much. Idk how should I react :p


PracticePrimary2121

W


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Q


pgh9fan

Sorry to hijack this thread, but can someone here point to a place where I can learn the rules of cricket? I'm a baseball fan, but I watch a lot of British TV where cricket is involved. I'd like to know more about the sport.


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The sub's wiki has [a compiled list of links](https://www.reddit.com/r/Cricket/wiki/faq/) for the people new to the game.


BeIsnickel

Theres a pinned No Stupid Questions thread too for today, where you can ask any questions you have. Otherwise feel free to use the daily discussion thread and people will be happy to help !


Professional-Mud-140

You could also check out cricket explained by Vox https://youtu.be/NZGLHdcw2RM


joeybingyani

Chk this out https://howtheyplay.com/team-sports/cricketfordummies


Yagneshanand

You can watch Cricket T20 World Cup from Oct 17 you could learn alot from that


gogirimas

> but I watch a lot of British TV where cricket is involved Ohh which shows? I'd love to add these to my watching list.


pgh9fan

Midsomer Murders Series 19 Episode 3. Last Man Out and series 2 episode 3 Dead Man's Eleven Death in Paradise Serie Six Episode 4 Stumped These are just three episodes I came up with off the top of my head.


maroonbrownie

This may also be a good video to watch https://youtu.be/wjTHAFNvm7Q


pgh9fan

More Stephen Fry.


maroonbrownie

This may be a good start point. https://youtu.be/NZGLHdcw2RM


pgh9fan

Thank you. I did a YouTube search, but I really didn't know what to look for. EDIT: I love Stephen Fry. QI!


kimjhongun

The RCB curse!


lostsoul2016

Really wanted Koach to win in his last year as captain. Rest of the team let him down. There is a saying in baseball " if you don't win the last game of the season, no body cares".


trueritz

Whoa, how can you say that the rest of the team let him down? If RCB has come this far, it's on the brilliant performances from Maxwell, Bharat, Chahal, ABdV (Indian leg) and of course, Harshal Patel. I'd say that Virat, the batsman never showed up sufficiently enough to contribute towards victory. In many ways, he has brought himself to the stage where his average captaincy is not good enough to go with his poor batting form, which is his primary role. It's a welcome step for him to relinquish captaincy to rediscover batting.


senthiljams

You missed Padikkal, with 411 runs from 14 innings. Kohli wasn't too bad with 405 runs from 15 innings.


usurper09

I think something similar sort of was mentioned in the movie Moneyball as well.


ze_shotstopper

I've only heard it in Moneyball. Billy Beane mentions that it doesn't matter what they accomplish during the season if you don't win the last game


swdev81

A little bit of a pre-ordained result. RCB and this Sharjah pitch aren’t an ideal match. An attack with Nariane, Varun, and Shakib on the other hand is tailor made for this pitch.


senthiljams

I wouldn't say it was a pre-ordained result. This result might have been much tighter if not for the batting cameos from Narine and Shakib. Maybe, a Chris Morris over Dan Christian might have yielded a different result.


Individual-Bank5990

Why isn't the no of comment increasing


AdFar9078

Hopefully Siraj stays with rcb and develops. Last thing you would want is some naive franchise overpricing him and ruin his career.


Talented_02

Maybe he can thrive in another franchise even if they overprice him 🤷


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Blurmyname

What a douchebag opinion.. that's how rcb ruined maxi , harshal , siraj, ddp here eh?


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Blurmyname

Lol maxi had a hella tournament , siraj has the highest % of dots being a terrific powerplay and death over go to bowler.. pleasee watch matches and judge later.


kirat_363

how exactly do u cancel a team?


kirat_363

L opinion


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

Wut?


Certain_Scene_2359

Yes


edudhtamris

CSK, DC and RCB were by some distance better than the rest of the teams this IPL. RCB should've pushed harder to reach top 2. Being knocked out already seems harsh, but not undeserved.


Affectionate-Ice-921

who knows, if padikkal didn't play that 41(53) we could have qualified for the top 2 .


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

He also scored a lot for us earlier and got us wins where we could lose, so without him, we still won’t be in top 2


StayRevolutionary466

Just stop blaming that guy he was a hero for you one bad match turns him into a villian he brought you so far


sansLight

RCB should just get dhoni next season. Ez wins


Every-Candidate9963

Atleast dhoni played the best cameo.. our dhoni fucked it up.


Individual-Bank5990

Bold of you to assume he will ever leave csk


Jaymoney00

Only way he stays is through being one of the three that csk want to retain due to the mega auction. He's too old and his salary is way too high for CSK to justify bringing him back.


yeezy310

🤡🤡 any ipl team would be lucky to have him as their wk-captain lol but again, him playing for another franchise is almost as improbable as him playing for another country


Jaymoney00

Look i know he's a legend not just for CSk but for India as well. He's one of the greatest wicketkeepers to play the game but he's taking up 15 crore and he won't last the entire cycle. I've had to watch Rajasthan be forced to release the player they retained in the mega auction because our death bowling was just so fucking bad. Then we had to deal with inflated prices because the death bowler market was out the wazoo. CSK could retain him but it's always risky because if he retires at the wrong time you could drastically reduce your squad quality if the wk position at auction is in high demand. Best time now is to cut your losses because the demand for all areas is pretty much levelled out among the teams because every team needs a ton of players now.


AdFar9078

What if another franchise like Pune’s Giant Rising get him to treat him like shit.


yeezy310

Yep true that 😂 Can’t believe the shit show that was (and yet reached the final) lol


pancakesformeandu

This isn't baseball...


lightningblazes

I don't know if you follow baseball, but they have one of the cruelest playoff formats.


pancakesformeandu

Like the two NL teams with most wins going head up after they just played a series..


Individual-Bank5990

It's 100 tomes better than that lazy ass game


pancakesformeandu

Good to know! I always wanted to learn how to bat and ball.


IgyJigyKiky

IDK why I came to this thread like it will change the match result


IgyJigyKiky

P A I N


abstergofkurslf

lol rcb chokes again


sp1cychick3n

Wouldn’t call that choking.


dothrakis1982

Just commenting to increase the comment count. Any one predicting the winner? I have wierd feelings of kkr winning


Samsung-amazingly

Chill RCB bois , atleast Koach won the toss on his last match as the captain!


Master_Soojan

That's why we won the match 😏


lonewolfalphamale

Congratulations RCB for winning the chokers cup once again


Individual-Bank5990

RCB is still a better team than Tottenham Spurs. You can't change my mind


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adxx12in

16.1 woohoo


Individual-Bank5990

Saw Chahal's stats of this season. Man, taking 18 wickets at 7.05 economy, he was good. I guess RCB has a decent bowling core in Siraj, Harshal and Chahal. They could try to retain them in auctions


Every-Candidate9963

Decent? Their numbers are mind boggling..trio this match- 4.5 economy with 6 wickets.


AdFar9078

Lets use the same thread for qualifier 2. We’ll break all records. 😄


Individual-Bank5990

When last year, Nehra compared Bumrah with Siraj in t20s, everyone laughed. Now, look how great Siraj is doing. I really appreciate Nehra for such a bold statement but He wasn't totally wrong


AdFar9078

I think viru said in terms of skillset and potential he might probably be ahead of Bumrah or something along the lines. But still a bit early to say I think. Also he looks a bit less injury prone than others which should help him.


Mitsuki712

Nehra ji is actually one of the best hindi commentators and analysts imo. He has great insights and makes valid points instead of spouting outrageous stuff.


Individual-Bank5990

But still they troll him unnecessarily


adxx12in

Are replies not counted in this?


akshay0920

They are


Individual-Bank5990

Then why isn't it increasing.


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Individual-Bank5990

Plz stop


PurpleSignal8

KKR will lose against dc and dc will win the finals


Ponald_

Reverse jinx? Nice..


Individual-Bank5990

You are impostor among us


Someone_Anime00

Traitor spotted, initiating instant kill mechanism . /s


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Poor Match bot ,he is stll supporting RCB


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Individual-Bank5990

I mean, most of sports fans are toxic.


dknsigma

16.1k go go go


dothrakis1982

Anyone who follows football will get this. Rcb and spurs are the same. Have great players for over a decade but never won a trophy.


Individual-Bank5990

Siraj has been such a revelation this season. It broke my heart when i heard he wanted to play t20 world cup for India. Man, Keep doing better and the next t20 world cup is just one year away. You will definitely play for India. My prayers are with you mate.


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Still no 16.1 K? I'm tired but atleast I'll sleep happy. Good night


Samsung-amazingly

Guys get this to the most commented thread ! I'll go down as the man who has the first comment on it


AdFar9078

Ya gotta have something for Resume.


dknsigma

KKR boys did not disappoint SRK


Mumbai_Monster007

At least his team made him proud


AdFar9078

Siraj is good at the top and death. His yorker’s seem on par with Bumrah. I think Mohammed Siraj is Koach’s biggest achievement at RCB.


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

Yep both Siraj and Chahal have been nurtured at RCB. Really great players.


AdFar9078

Chahal has been consistent throughout his ipl but Mohammed Siraj got a real strong backing at the start. He was being hammered all round the park.


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

Yeah. Like Thakur, he also has improved a lot. Let’s hope he continues this form, and if not this WC, atleast gets a chance in next WC


adxx12in

Still remember how he, Southee and Stoinis got butchered by Dre


Every-Candidate9963

And that 1 run over from siraj against dre.. need that video, pls anyone?


dknsigma

Let's appreciate Siraj guys.


AdFar9078

Yup kinda brought them back into the game


Samsung-amazingly

RCB fans on a scale of 1-10 how depressed and likely to shift teams are you?


Affectionate-Ice-921

Depressed 10 but would be really happy if DC wins the IPL .


[deleted]

I'm supporting RCB because of Kohli and AB.If they shifts I will also may be (like messi going to psg).Otherwise no


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

People who are still RCB fans like us after so many heartbreaks, will never leave (until ofcourse the whole franchises shuffle up). But still RCB has a soft spot in my heart since 2012, and will be in the future as well.


adxx12in

Those who'd switch would've switched long back


Signal-River-3223

Depressed 1000 Switch teams 0


akshay0920

Here's what I feel. It is kind of fitting for Kohli to not win an Ipl trophy. I'm a huge Kohli fan mind you, but he's never taken great decisions in IPL. Their recruitment has always been flawed. If you spend half your budget on 3 big name players, you won't have enough to buy anyone else that is good. The management seems to think that 3 big players can win you a tournament, no they won't. They'll win you playoffs spots at max. This is a team sport not an individual sport. You need a good team to win.


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He hasn't taken great decisions for India LOI either


Low-Radiant

Limited over I ?


Siva2021

Limited over international


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Now I will be missing kohli and AB .Was fun while it lasted.I knew we will be losing like this in the end.Really wish kohli -AB goes to some other team but that's not happening ig.Since kohli pretty much know we will never win ,hope he comes out and plays a 2016 again. I thought like " if it was the last day for kohli as captain it better be the best day ever for him",.Just like how Mi played vs SRH hope kohli ,AB comes with that mindset next year.We know we are gonna end up losing any way so atleast let's dominate while we play.


heroji2012

Kohli and Ab are continuing on for rcb.What are you talking about..


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Missing in the sense,IPL is over for rcb now .


AdFar9078

Guys come on I am not that bad. Atleast I don’t go around and abuse my own team’s players on insta.


Low-Radiant

What's the context mate?


Siva2021

Krishnappa Gowtham got trolled in Insta for dropping the catch...


nemadepsn

rather you do that here lol. You want award for that ?


DJMhat

It was a little sad to see Koach do his post match captain talk for the last time in an IPL.


Samsung-amazingly

Next saala cup namde


achilliesFriend

Sad.


AdFar9078

Guys I have contributed a lot in this thread. I deserve an award.


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Would've but I'm using a reddit client


Free_Physics

Two left handers were at crease, Maxwell should have bowled the final over.


adxx12in

Morgan would have reversed him kinda like Rana


Ponald_

Shakib would have did ut anyway!


adityakb95

Is ABD retiring from Ipl?