Virat Kohli posts emotional message for RCB fans after IPL 2016 final loss
Sachin Baby had to make way for the younger Sarfaraz Khan (above) in the final © AFP

Star Indian batsman and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper during the recently concluded season of Indian Premier League (IPL), Virat Kohli has had a wonderful year so far in Twenty20 (T20) format. The personal success notwithstanding, the titles have eluded him. Earlier, his marvellous knock in the ICC World T20 semi-final against West Indies went in vain and now his stupendous run throughout IPL 9 also could not translate into IPL win for RCB.

His fifty in the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) came in a losing cause but Kohli, who hates losing more than any other sportsperson, took it in his stride and maintained his composure. He congratulated SRH and spoke at the post-match presentation in a dignified way. On Monday, a day after the final, he took to Twitter and posted an emotional message to thank all those who were a part of his IPL journey; especially the fans. His tweets read:

Kohli will now take a much needed break from cricket as the second string Indian team led by regular captain MS Dhoni will travel to Zimbabwe to play a limited-overs series. Post that, Indian Test team led by Kohli will tour to the Caribbean for a four-Test series which will kick-start India’s busy and Test-heavy season.