Aakash Chopra says “Every year you say ‘Ee Sala Cup Namde’ and then say ‘Yeh Saal Bhi Rahan De'” in IPL 2021. Chopra has the feature that the emotional trauma for Royal Challengers Bangalore fans persists. The franchise continues its barren run in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. RCB allows a four-wicket defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In last night’s IPL 2021 Eliminator. It was knocked out of the tournament. The match ended their captain Virat Kohli’s reign at the helm of affairs.
“When you talk about RCB, the emotion is on rinse, repeat. Every year you say ‘Ee Sala Cup Namde’ and then say ‘Yeh Saal Bhi Rahan De’. I mean that’s been the story,” Aakash Chopra said.
While acknowledging that Bangalore performed better this year. He points up that the franchise might not have had to play the Eliminator. If they had not suffered some huge defeats.
“This year was good for them, they were in the third spot with 18 points. You could have been at the second spot with 18 points as well if your net run rate was better. You got just one chance and you slipped,” Chopra explained.
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Chennai Super Kings is losing their last three league phase encounters. After that, a win for RCB instead of a narrow four-run loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They would have assured a top-two spot for the Virat Kohli-led side.
“The heart was slightly broken because Kohli’s journey as a captain has finished. It was a nine-year-long relationship for RCB but now it has ended. It is emotional but still without a trophy,” Aakash Chopra added.
“Lastly, that’s it, Kohli, as a captain done and dusted. He is saying that he is going to stay here only but will not captain. It is the end of an era in a way,” Chopra stated.