Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s star batter Virat Kohli shared his thoughts on the rollercoaster ride of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season after their defeat to Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator on Wednesday. Despite the loss, Kohli reflected on an inspiring and memorable journey for RCB.

The team's dream run, overcoming a difficult start and securing six consecutive victories, came to a halt with a four-wicket loss to RR at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. In a video on RCB's official platform, Virat acknowledged the team's failure to meet their own high standards as cricketers, but also highlighted their resilience and comeback.

Admitting to a subpar performance in the first half of the season, Kohli emphasized the team's inability to meet their own standards. However, he expressed pride in the transformation that followed, attributing it to the players' determination and confidence, making the qualification truly remarkable.

RCB's journey this season was remarkable, as they fought back from a precarious position, winning just one of their initial eight games. Their subsequent winning streak and a crucial victory over Chennai Super Kings secured them a playoff spot based on net run rate.

Despite the defeat to RR and the prolonged wait for the trophy, RCB's performance this season has earned widespread acclaim from fans, experts, and players alike. Captain Faf Du Plessis credited the team's remarkable turnaround in the latter half of the season, expressing gratitude for the unwavering support from their fans.

Dinesh Karthik, reflecting on the loss to RR and potentially his final season with RCB, emphasized the unpredictable nature of sports and the significance of resilient attitude and belief, despite the outcome. He expressed pride in the team's efforts and hoped the fans shared the same sentiment.