With one of the worst Indian Premier League campaigns coming to a close, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star players Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers on Saturday apologised for their “up and down performances”, and thanked the fans for their support.

Ahead of the season’s final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB were placed at the bottom of the eight-team standings with only nine points following eight defeats and four victories.

“RCB fans, thank you so much for the support throughout the season, you guys are incredible. Virat will agree to the fact that the last game with the rain, it was only a 5-over game but one of the most memorable games in my life and it wasn’t even the result. Thanks to you guys,” de Villiers said in the message to their fans for supporting them throughout a forgettable campaign.

“Sorry about the up and down performances, we are hoping to finish on a high. Please keep supporting us, it keeps us going. Hoping something special is coming in the last game and next season,”

“It’s been disappointing for us and for all of you but as we do every year, we are going to come out and do everything next season to turn it around,” Kohli said in the video.

“This has to be a special message for you all because even after three hours of a game being washed out, you still sit in the stadium and give us the loudest cheer when we walk out to bat. It’s special and it’s always going to be special in our hearts and minds. Thank you for being the best fans that you are,” the skipper added.

RCB had a torrid time this season, losing their opening six matches. And despite an improvement in their results in the last seven games, Kohli and Co became the first team to fail to reach the playoffs. The two stars promised to turn things around and go for glory once again next season.