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Chennai Super Kings pacer Tushar Deshpande shared a story on his Instagram mocking Royal Challengers Bengaluru for their loss in the IPL 2024 Eliminator. RCB’s six-win streak came to an end after Rajasthan Royals defeated them by four wickets and crashed them out. With the win, RR moved a step ahead and is just two matches away from lifting their second IPL title. After RCB’s loss, CSK’s Tushar Deshpande joined the franchise fans in brutally trolling the team for the defeat. 

Pande reshared a CSK fan army’s post on his Instagram story that had the picture of ‘Bengaluru Cant’ Railway Station. Not only this, but he also accompanied the story with a caption, “CSK fans are built different”. However, understanding the backlash over such a post, the 29-year-old deleted it minutes later. The reason behind Deshpande’s story goes back to RCB and CSK’s group-stage clash that knocked the latter out of the playoff qualification. 

To come back like that takes a lot of heart and character: Faf du Plessis

After the loss against RR, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis said that he is proud of the team as it is not easy to make a comeback like the side. Du Plessis said, "With the dew coming, we felt we were short with the bat. Did think we were 20 runs shy of what was a good score. Credit to the boys - they fought really well. That's all you can ask for. If you look at naturally assessing the pitch and conditions, you would say it's a 180 pitch because it was swinging upfront and was quite slow. But what we've found out this season, with the impact player, the par score isn't enough anymore.” 

He added, “Extremely proud. Lot of teams - their wheels would've fallen off after 1 from 9. To come back like that, six games in a row, takes a lot of heart and character. We weren't special tonight in terms of pushing that extra 20 runs with the bat."