Bangalore were beaten by Rajasthan in the second qualifier of the Indian T20 League 2022. As a result, they were knocked out of the tournament. On the other hand, Rajasthan booked a spot in the final against Gujarat. This loss, however, did not go down well with the Bangalore fans. They blamed Mohammed Siraj for the same.
When their teams do poorly, players are often criticized, and the existence of social media goes on to further worsen the situation. Siraj’s Instagram was bombarded with hateful comments following the game against Rajasthan. The fans abused and condemned the pacer for not delivering when the team needed him the most. The screenshots of the same went viral across the internet. “Mood kharab kar diya,” an angry fan wrote.
Here is what fans had to say to Siraj
RCB fans under instagram comment section of Md. Siraj 💔 pic.twitter.com/v6NBWXx2ej
— time square 🇮🇳 (@time__square) May 27, 2022
Notably, Mohammed Siraj has not had the best year with the ball. He has conceded a lot of runs, and failed to take wickets. In the game against Rajasthan, he gave up 31 runs in two overs while taking no wickets. Overall in the season, he took just nine wickets in 15 appearances. His economy of 10.8 was also on the expensive side.
On the other hand, his team had many ups and downs throughout the season. None of their players could give consistent performances in tough situations for the team. This was also true in the encounter against Rajasthan.
Rajat Patidar did get a half-century while batting first, but Rajasthan’s bowlers did exceptionally well to limit Bangalore to 157. Following that, Buttler produced a great knock to hit his fourth century of the season. Thus, he helped his team to win the match. In his spectacular batting effort, he smashed 106 runs in 60 balls.
In the second qualifier, Rajasthan defeated Bangalore by seven wickets. They will now face Gujarat in the final on May 29th at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This is the second time Rajasthan will play in the final. The first was during their successful campaign in 2008.