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What went wrong for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020: Who said what

Some have criticized RCB's senior players Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers after their elimination from IPL 2020, while some others have said the team do not need to change their 'core group' but need a few 'minor tweaks'.

Ab De VilliersAB de Villiers in action during an IPL match. (BCCI/IPL)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were eliminated from IPL 2020 after losing five matches on the trot despite having been one of the more successful teams in the first half of the season. Following their season-ending defeat in the Eliminator vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday, there were various opinions on what went wrong for the Bangalore franchise.

“Looking at the high standards that Virat Kohli sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn’t quite match that and that’s one of the reasons why RCB weren’t able to go through. Because when he scores those big runs along with AB de Villiers, they invariably have big scores,” Sunil Gavaskar told Star Sports.

Kohli had a healthy tally of 466 runs from the season, but his strike rate of 121.35 was his lowest since 2012. He had a poor start to the season before picking momentum, and his experiment to bat as an opener in their last game backfired on him.

“Jason Holder’s opening spell was really good (in the Eliminator) and I was surprised to see Virat open the innings. It was a different strategy which didn’t click.” said Sachin Tendulkar on his YouTube channel.

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