Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir pointed fingers at Virat Kohli’s dismissal in the final of the Indian Premier League 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad.Not bothered by Kohli and AB de Villiers’ reputation of being two of the finest chasers in world cricket, SRH skipper David Warner made a bold decision to bat first after winning the toss on the big night. Even the small-sized M Chinnaswamy Stadium and the chasing-team-winning trend in season nine didn’t stop Warner from making the call at the toss. (Also read: Virat Kohli is a special blend of consistency and power, says Matthew Hayden) Kohli even mentioned he would not have walked out for the toss on Sunday had he foreseen Warner’s decision.’HE MUST HAVE BEEN DISTRAUGHT’ However, things didn’t turn out the way the RCB skipper would have wanted to on the final night as their team fell short of the mammoth 209-run target set by Warner & Co. by 8 runs to agonizingly finish second best in the lucrative tournament. (Loved the IPL journey this year, says Kohli )”He (Kohli) must have been distraught as, I think, they lost a game they should have won. I’d say Virat’s dismissal was the turning point but then these things do happen,” Gambhir wrote in his newspaper column.’BURNING APPETITE TO WIN’ Kohli went on a record-breaking spree in the tournament piling up 973 runs from 16 matches which included four centuries. Kohli inspired the mid-season strugglers to finish second at the end of the league stages with his superhuman batting performances.advertisementGambhir sympathised with Kohli saying he couldn’t image how the losing team would have felt after letting go a good chance to emerge victorious.”I can imagine RCB’s state at the moment. Virat has a great desire to excel and a burning appetite to win,” he wrote.NOT NICE GUYS? Notably, Gambhir took an apparent dig at his former Delhi teammate coming up with a ‘read between the lines tweet’ in which he referred the winning team as ‘nice guys’.Congratulations @SunRisers on winning @IPL Nice guys DO finish first. Well done. Bowler win u cricket matches be it any format @BCCI GGF (@GautamGambhir) May 29, 2016The KKR skipper faced a lot of backlash from cricket fans on Twitter who asked him whether he intended to congratulate Sunrisers or mock [email protected] @SunRisers @IPL @BCCI I hope the tweet is not a comment on Virat. Can expect one from you though. Harsh Bindal (@Harsh_Bindal) May 29, 2016Gambhir and Kohli, despite sharing dressing-rooms at the domestic and international level, have been at loggerheads in the previous seasons of the IPL.The Delhi duo had an ugly tiff on the field during a match between KKR and RCB in 2013. Both captains came face to face and appeared to deliver a mouthful of expletives to each other.