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RCB IPL 2024 Journey Ended, Karthik Retired From IPL

RCB IPL 2024 Journey, Royal Challengers Bengaluru
RCB IPL 2024 Journey Ended, Karthik Retired From IPL

In the 2nd IPL 2024 Eliminator match on May 22, RCB was knocked out by RR with 4 wickets, marking the end of the thrilling and dramatic RCB IPL 2024 Journey.

An Unforgettable Journey

RCB IPL 2024 Journey is an unforgettable journey which full of thrilling and dramatic. Their fans obviously have a roller-coster emotional season with their beloved team.

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Opening the IPL 2024 Season

Royal Challengers Bengaluru entered the 2024 season of IPL as a runner-up team in the last 2023 season. Hence, RCB played in the opening match of this IPL 2024 against Chennai Super Kings, the champion defending, and lost by 6 wickets. After losing in the first match against the defending, RCB beat Punjab in their 2nd match at home. From this point, the nightmare began among this team.

Struggling With Consecutive Losses

In the next 6 matches, Virat Kohli’s team suffered consecutive losses in their RCB IPL 2024 Journey. At this moment, Royal Challengers Bengaluru was the bottom team with only one win and their only light was Virat Kohli, who played with great form and contributed a stunning performance, leading the top run-scorer chart. When everyone gave up their hope for RCB’s playoff ticket, Virat Kohli and his team did the thing that no one expected.

A Stunning Comeback That No One Expected

Starting from the second encounter with Sunrisers Hyderabad, the match 41 in the season and the 10th match of the RCB, when every fan, commentator, and maybe their opponents thought this would be another losing match for RCB, Virat Kohli and his teammates broke the losing streak with a stunning performance and won the match as an away team against SRH, marking a new chapter of the RCB IPL 2024 Journey.

Royal Challengers Bangalore started to get back their form and dominated the League with their winning streak that helped them quickly move up in the points table. At the end of the Group Stage, when they encountered CSK, who beat them in the opening match, RCB made history when they won and finally, qualified for the Playoffs.

The End of RCB IPL 2024 Journey

In the 2nd Playoffs on May 22 when Royal Challengers Bengaluru had a clash against Rajasthan Royals, unfortunately, they lost the match by 4 wickets, finishing the thrilling RCB IPL 2024 journey.

“RCB came into this match with a 6-winning streak while RR lost 4 consecutive games, but tonight everything have changed. However, the IPL history will never forget how RCB qualified for the playoffs!” – Mustafa Moudi said about RCB losing against RR in the 2nd Playoffs.

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New Records for RCB in IPL 2024

Besides RCB IPL 2024 Journey, there are 2 records that Virat Kohli’s team created that were never seen before.

The First Team To Qualify With Just One Win in The First Half of An IPL Season

The winning match against Chennai Super Kings in the last match in the group stage marked RCB’s 6th straight winning in this season. But before the winning streak, Virat Kohli and his teammates scored only a single winning match in their first 8 games. After qualifying, Royal Challengers became the first team to qualify for the playoffs after winning just a single match in the first seven games, the first half of an IPL season.

The First Team to Win 6 Consecutive Matches

By winning 6 consecutive matches to qualify for Playoffs, RCB became the first IPL team to Win 6 consecutive matches in a single IPL season.

The First Team to Loss 6 Consecutive Matches

Besides their 6 consecutive wins, they have lost in 6 consecutive matches too. From the 3rd match to the 8th match, RCB suffered defeat in all of them. This also turns RCB into the First team to lose 6 consecutive matches in an IPL season.

Unstoppable Virat Kohli, A Runs Machine

Royal Challengers Bangalore have played an unforgettable season of IPL and created some new records in this tournament. One of those players, Virat Kohli, or “King Kohli“, has played a stunning performance and reached a new milestone in this format.

Currently Orange Cap

The 35-year-old legend cricketer, Virat Kohli is currently holding the Orange Cap of this season. He’s leading the top with over 700 runs, actually 738 runs from 15 matches while the 2nd is Ruturaj Gaikwad with 583 runs and Riyan Parag with 567 runs. This means even when the RCB IPL 2024 Journey has been stopped, Virat Kohli still wins the Orange Cap.

The First Cricketer to Score 8000 IPL Runs

During the last match of RCB IPL 2024 journey, Virat Kohli – a runs machine become the first batter to score 8000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. He achieved this record during the match against RR in the IPL 2024 Playoffs.

In the IPL history, Virat Kohli is the only batter who can cross the 7000 runs milestone so far. He crossed this milestone in the last season when playing against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Delhi. Following Kohli are 6769 IPL runs of Shikhar Dhawan and 6628 runs of skipper Rohit Sharma.

Dinesh Karthik Retired Announcement from IPL

Dinesh Karthik, a 38-year-old cricketer, who spent 17 years in this tournament, has had an emotional retirement with his team, Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the last match of the RCB IPL 2024 Journey. He got a guard of honor from his teammates, RCB players.

This is the second time that Karthik played alongside with Virat and the franchise team after the “Not Quite Successful” 2015 edition, when he was picked up for ₹10.5 crores but failed on the bat, scored only 141 runs in 16 matches. In this 2024 IPL, Dinesh Karthik scored 326 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 187.36 and an average of 36.22. Dinesh Karthik finished his IPL career with a total of 4,842 runs after 257 matches, scored 22 fifties.

Played in IPL from the first season, Karthik has played in 6 franchise teams. The first team he joined was Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capital), moved to Punjab in 2011, and then he was picked by Mumbai Indian, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB for different IPL seasons.

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