'He’s just not able to digest...': Varun Aaron takes a dig at Ambati Rayudu for his remark on RCB after CSK's IPL 2024 exit

Updated - 19 May 2024, 07:05 PM

Ambati Rayudu, RCB vs CSK, Varun Aaron
Ambati Rayudu, RCB vs CSK, Varun Aaron. Image Credit: X

In a dramatic IPL 2024 clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, emotions ran high as the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) secured a thrilling 27-run win over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to qualify for the playoffs of the tournament.

Ambati Rayudu, the former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter, was left heartbroken by the defending champions’ disappointing defeat, as their IPL 2024 playoff dreams were shattered by RCB's stunning performance with both the bat and ball at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

As the final ball of the match was bowled by RCB's Yash Dayal, Rayudu just looked shattered, as he was seen covering his face with his hands during the commentator, as the Bengaluru team handed a crushing defeat to the CSK in Bengaluru.

Heartbreak for CSK as RCB ends their IPL 2024 journey

CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's inability to connect with the ball not only dashed the team’s IPL 2024 playoff hopes but also helped the RCB record a 27-run triumph at their home ground. It was RCB’s sixth straight win in the tournament after losing seven games on a trot this season.

Meanwhile, after RCB qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs, the streets of Bengaluru erupted in jubilation as fans celebrated the team’s remarkable comeback, which is certainly one of the most memorable turnarounds in IPL history.

The players were also elated and emotional after their hard-fought victory and their qualification for the next round of the ongoing IPL 2024. Amidst the jubilation, Ambati Rayudu couldn't hide his disappointment and took a dig at the Faf du Plessis-led RCB team with a surprising statement.

His reaction showed how much pain CSK were feeling, as their dreams of advancing to the IPL 2024 playoffs were shattered in the final moments of the match against the RCB at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Varun Aaron hits back at Ambati Rayudu for his remark on RCB

Ambati Rayudu said on Star Sports: “RCB should win the IPL. We saw what was the reaction on the streets of Bengaluru. In fact, CSK should give one of their trophies to RCB so they can parade it.”

Hearing Rayudu’s words, former India and RCB pacer Varun Aaron could not stop himself from taking a dig at the former CSK batter for his statement over the outcome of the IPL 2024 clash. Hitting back at Rayudu, Aaron, speaking on the same discussion, said he is not able to digest that the RCB knocked CSK out of the IPL 2024 with the thrilling win.

Varun Aaron said on Star Sports: “He’s just not able to digest the fact that RCB knocked out CSK.” Notably, RCB and CSK both have 14 points from 14 games, but a better net run rate advanced the Bengaluru team to the IPL 2024 playoffs.

After the match, CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad stated: “To sum up the season, I'm pretty happy with seven games out of 14. Injuries, not having Conway as well--made a lot of difference. Challenges right from the first game. Pathirana got injured, and we missed Fizz as well. When you have injuries, it is difficult to balance the squad. I couldn't get over the line, but these things can happen.”

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