Virat Kohli seemed like a helpless man, wielding his magic wand at the Wankhede tonight.
Chasing a score of 214, it was important that RCB got off to a good start, and hence Virat walked out with QDK to help provide RCB the required impetus at the top of the order.
The duo got off to a good start before QDK found his off pole struck back by a Mitch McCleneghan special.
But things didn’t look to bleak, as that brought out AB de Villiers to the crease, and RCB fans were hoping against hope that two of the best batsmen in the business possessed the ability to chase down that mammoth total.
However, as has been the case with RCB and AB de Villiers for so long, he holed out in the deep, without troubling the scorers too much.
And that was that for RCB as the batting order crumbled after that, with Virat playing that lone hand of 92.
Virat Kohli was visibly devastated after the loss and RCB will now quickly need to get back to the drawing board in order to solve the issues around this RCB unit.
“I don’t really want to wear this right now. We just threw it away, and need to reflect on our dismissals. One or two good partnerships would’ve done it for us, but credit to Mumbai who bowled really well. Mumbai played well, we didn’t get any chances, and when you have your back against the wall – like they did – they could play fearlessly. We tried our hardest but couldn’t get the breakthroughs.” Kohli said.