Virat Kohli promises to ‘come back stronger’ next season after nightmarish IPL 2017 campaign

first_imgVirat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore endured a disastrous campaign in the Indian Premier League this season. This came after RCB finished as runners-up in the 2016 edition of the cash-rich T20 league.Royal Challengers Bangalore were jolted before the tournament even got underway. Two of their key batsmen KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan were ruled out of the entire season with injuries. Injured captain Kohli and AB de Villiers were also sidelined for the first few games.Bangalore looked like an unsettled unit throughout the tournament, winning just three matches in 14 games. RCB finished with only seven points, their lowest in IPL history.Kohli, however, battled like a lone warrior top scoring with 308 runs with the help of four half-centuries. The batting heavy RCB failed to fire in unison with the poor form of Chris Gayle and De Villiers’ inconsistency hurting the team most.Kohli, who will most likely be retained by RCB in the 11th season, has promised to bounce back stronger next year.”Really humbled by all the love and support that we got this season. We will come back stronger next season,” Kohli tweeted after RCB finished at the bottom of the points table.Really humbled by all the love and support that we got this season. We will come back stronger next season. ?????? Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 17 May 2017Kohli’s had struck a record 973 runs and hammered a record four centuries. (Read: The Royal failure)The 28-year-old batsman’s next assignment starts from June 4 when he returns on national duty to lead India in their title defence of the ICC Champions Trophy. India take on arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on Super Sunday.advertisementlast_img

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