Royal Challengers Bangalore registered an emphatic victory over Kings XI Punjab after beating them by 10 wickets at their adopted home in Indore on Monday. The blockbuster clash between the two teams was expected to be a nail-biting thriller but turned out to be a one-sided contest. Right from the toss, everything went according to plan for RCB and skipper Virat Kohli. The bowlers, led by Umesh Yadav delivered an impressive performance as the opposition batsmen never got going and only managed to put 89 runs on the board- second-lowest total in IPL 2018. The fielding was also top notch which resulted in three run outs. Chasing a modest total, openers Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel remained unbeaten as RCB romped home 11.5 overs remaining in their innings. RCB’s perfect performance left Twitterati in awe and here are all the reactions from the world of social media-
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 14 May 2018
Right, that was one to forget for #KingsXI.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 14 May 2018
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) 14 May 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) 14 May 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) 14 May 2018
Meanwhile, KXIP skipper R Ashwin expressed disappointment over his team’s performance and said, “Wasn’t a professional effort from us. That has been the story for us. It’s been the bowlers who have done it right and got the points for us. The batsmen have struggled more often than not. Anyways we need to chin up and move forward. Need to try and make sure to lift ourselves. It was very simple. We have never got to 20 overs with 3 down or 4 down so far in the tournament. That’s what we wanted to achieve but the wheels came off. We lost by a big margin and our net run rate has come down. Need to check on that. We need to go to Mumbai and try to put them to bed, then we go to Pune to play Chennai.”