RCB severely criticized for scoring 70-10 vs CSK: Twitter lashed out at RCB after they were bundled out for 70 in 17.1 overs in the season opener.
During the first match of the 12th season of the ongoing Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, Royal Challengers were bundled out on 70 in 17.1 overs. RCB’s shambolic performance saw the season commencing on an unexpected note.
After Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to field, things gave the impression of working for him from the word go. The veteran captain’s ploy of playing an extra spinner in Harbhajan Singh worked well for him as Harbhajan ended up registering bowling figures of 4-0-20-3.
Having played a total of three matches since the last IPL, the 38-year old cricketer made early inroads into RCB’s batting line-up. After dismissing Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli (6) in the fourth over, Harbhajan dismissed Moeen Ali (9) and AB de Villiers (9) in his subsequent overs.
With Bangalore being restricted to 39-4 in the eighth over, the visitors never really got the much-needed momentum. With their middle-order batsmen failing miserably against Chennai’s spinners, RCB never really looked certain to post a competitive total.
Post Harbhajan’s stellar performance, leg-spinner Imran Tahir took over the mantle on to himself. Having dismissed Shivam Dube (4), Navdeep Saini (2) and Yuzvendra Chahal (4), Tahir ended up registering figures of 4-1-9-3.
Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel, who opened the batting with Kohli, top-scored for RCB. Before becoming the last batsman to be dismissed, Patel ended up scoring 29 (35) with the help of two fours.
How Twitter reacted:
RCB now has the dubious distinction of being the only side to register two totals under 100 in the opening game of any #IPL edition.
– 82 at Bangalore vs KKR 18 Apr 2008 (batting 2nd)
– 70 at Chennai vs CSK 23 Mar 2019 (batting 1st).
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 23, 2019
Shocking batting by RCB. Cant see CSK muffing it up too.
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 23, 2019
RCB fan : Ee sala cup namde
— Deja Vu | IPL 💙🌀 (@YoungTlGER) March 23, 2019
cute, how RCB fans blame everyone but not the captain kohli. #CSKvRCB
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@KattarRohitFan) March 23, 2019
RCB fan be like :- pic.twitter.com/fdhHaYyV9a
— miss_mysterious_ (@missmys53687481) March 23, 2019
— Chowkidar BALA (@erbmjha) March 23, 2019
When someone asks is baar RCB IPL jeet jaayegi na..
— 🅰️man (@_single_ladka_) March 23, 2019
Some records that belong to #RCB
1. Most fans
2. Stadium fulls
3. Maximum retweets
4. Maximum hearts won
— …. (@ynakg2) March 23, 2019
Thnx #RCB to being meme material of IPL🤗🤗
— The snoopy😉 (@SarcasterSnoopy) March 23, 2019
AFTER WATCHING THE LEGIT BATTING OF RCB pic.twitter.com/yJbfLOyKyp
— H I M A N I (@Kohlis__) March 23, 2019
Hey sexy, are you RCB ? Because it seems you are already out of my league.
— Aashutosh Rajput 😈 (@Rajput_Ashu13) March 23, 2019
This is incredible. Tough pitch, but not a 70 all out one. Oh #RCB.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 23, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 23, 2019
— Yeh Koi ***** Hai Kya? (@intolerantMonk_) March 23, 2019
— Anshul (@anshulmissra) March 23, 2019
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 23, 2019
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