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‘Powerful tablet to swallow’: AB de Villiers reacts to RCB’s elimination from IPL 2023



Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been eradicated from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as they suffered a defeat by the hands of Gujarat Titans (GT) of their final league stage match on the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (Could 21). Notably, the loss resulted in RCB ending their marketing campaign on the fifth place with 14 factors.

Gujarat ending the Bangalore-based aspect’s playoff hopes left RCB followers heartbroken, and so they have been shattered by the elimination of their favorite crew. Amongst all, former RCB star AB de Villiers additionally expressed his dejection and termed the loss ‘a tough tablet to swallow’. Nonetheless, De Villiers lauded Shubman Gill and GT for his or her sensible efficiency within the encounter.

“Powerful tablet to swallow. Nicely tried RCB. Shubman Gill and the Titans just too good at the moment,” posted De Villiers on his official Twitter deal with.

Notably, the Proteas cricketer was an integral a part of the Bangalore-based franchise for nearly a decade and amassed 4522 runs at a powerful common of 41.10. He was lately additionally inducted into the RCB Corridor of Fame alongside Chris Gayle for his contribution to the aspect.

Talking of the match between RCB and GT, the house crew was requested to bat first and so they posted a aggressive whole of 197/5 of their allotted 20 overs. Virat Kohli was the primary contributor to his aspect’s whole as he slammed 101 runs off simply 61 deliveries. However, Gill’s ton within the second innings for the Ahmedabad-based franchise outshined Virat’s knock, and GT eventually won the game by six wickets. Gill smashed a ton (104 not out) off simply 52 deliveries and was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for his exploit.

Whereas RCB have been knocked out with the defeat towards GT, Mumbai Indians (MI) benefitted from the loss and sailed to the playoffs, ending on the fourth spot with 16 factors. It’s noteworthy that if RCB had gained the match towards Gujarat, they’d’ve simply certified for the knockouts, and MI would have been eradicated.

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