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Royal Challengers Bengaluru star Virat Kohli was extremely frustrated as his team suffered a heartbreaking loss against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2024 Eliminator. As RCB lost the plot towards the end of the second innings, Kohli's frustrations grew as he was spotted yelling at his teammates and even seen throwing a water bottle in anger on the ground. 

From the start of the game, the Royal Challengers didn't fluently get going as they managed to put up only 172 on the back of a few knocks from Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green. Then in the second innings, RCB made quite a few errors on the field which included two crucial dropped catches which allowed Rajasthan to control the game.

Kohli loses his cool in IPL 2024 Eliminator; smashes bottle on ground in frustration

With these mistakes taking the game away from Bengaluru, Virat Kohli lost his cool in the 17th over where Yash Dayal conceded back-to-back boundaries and gave RR a slight advantage.  In the video, Kohli can be seen complaining to a fellow RCB player before smashing a water bottle on the ground in frustration.

We weren't special tonight in terms of pushing that extra 20 runs: Faf

After the game, RCB captain Faf du Plessis spoke about the defeat and his team's journey to the playoffs by winning six straight games. 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 any more."

"Also with the dew coming in. 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."