Virat Kohli tells fans to keep supporting RCB after horror IPL 2017
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Virat Kohli tells fans to keep supporting RCB after horror IPL 2017

Virat Kohli, the India cricket team and Royal Challengers Bangalore, has uploaded a video message to social media saying he will come back stronger next season

ipl 2017 Updated: May 18, 2017 15:20 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Royal Challengers Bangalore endured a terrible IPL 2017 as they finished in last position, with Virat Kohli managing just 308 runs in 10 games.(BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli thanked fans and promised to come back stronger after his team endured a disappointing campaign in the 2017 Indian Premier League season.

Kohli had missed the opening two weeks of IPL action because of a shoulder injury sustained during the third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi in March. He managed just 308 runs in the 10 matches he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2017, which is a far cry to the Bradmanesuqe 973 runs he accumulated in IPL 2016.

In a video message uploaded to his social media accounts on Wednesday, Kohli thanked the RCB fans that stood by the team during the lacklustre campaign and promised to come back stronger next season.

Kohli was the tournament’s top run-getter in 2016 as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the IPL final to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Having come into the 2017 season as one of the favourites, Royal Challengers Bangalore disappointed as they finished bottom of the standings, managing just three wins in 14 matches.

The India skipper has been on a mission to please fans lately, giving away his top-scorer award from RCB’s final group match against Delhi Daredevils and later donating his favourite bat to be auctioned for charity.

The video is his latest attempt to connect with fans as he turns his focus to India duty in preparation for the upcoming 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

First Published: May 18, 2017 15:18 IST