Shane Warne was “disappointed” after Rajasthan Royals were eliminated from the 2018 Indian Premier League on Wednesday.Rajasthan Royals, who won the championship in the inagural edition of the IPL in 2008, suffered a 25-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.Royals’ mentor Warne took to Twitter to express his disappointment after his side’s loss.”What a disappointing end this is, wasted to many balls & didn’t take the game on in the middle. That game was there to win & the boys should have got over the line ! Very proud of the entire squad though as they tried their best ! Just hurts as that’s a game we should have won!” Warne tweeted.What a disappointing end this is, wasted to many balls & didn’t take the game on in the middle. That game was there to win & the boys should have got over the line ! Very proud of the entire squad though as they tried their best ! Just hurts as that’s a game we should have won !Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 23, 2018MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSRajasthan were cruising in their run chase of 170 at one stage when Sanju Samson and captain Ajinkya Rahane were at the crease as the duo added 62 runs for the second wicket.But they completely messed up the chase when Rahane departed for 46. Samson followed him soon into the dressing room after scoring 50 off 38 balls.That is when KKR tightened the noose around RR batsmen and eventually managed to restrict them to 144/4 in 20 overs thanks to some superb bowling in the final stages of the second innings.advertisementAlso read – Dinesh Karthik salutes Russell special as KKR close in on IPL 2018 finalPiyush Chawla was the star of the show with the ball for the Knight Riders finishing with 2 for 24 from 4 overs and was well aided by his spin-bowling partner Kuldeep Yadav who picked up 1 wicket and gave away just 18 runs in his spell. Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna was also at the top of his game once again with figures of 1 for 28 in 4 overs.Rajasthan had entered the play-offs thanks to Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab’s loss in their respective final league games but their luck ultimately ran out in Kolkata and they crashed out.Also read – Every game moving forward has been like a final: Andre RussellWarne had earlier called KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik annoying as the two teams tussled.Warne was with the Royals squad up until their penultimate league game before leaving India.Warne had led Royals to glory in the inaugural editon of the IPL. This year, he has returned as their mentor. Under his guidance, Rajasthan came back from a bleak position in the league stages to reach the play-offs.Also read – IPL 2018: Shah Rukh Khan’s special message as KKR win EliminatorAway in Melbourne, Warne kept a close watch on the KKR vs RR game in Kolkata. He tweeted in support of Royals as skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson built a strong platform in their chase of 170.Warne was miffed because he thought Karthik needed to get on with the game and stop delaying. Karthik is a wicketkeeper and occasionally walks up to his bowlers to discuss strategy.Come on you @rajasthanroyals ! We’ve got this 83 of 60 balls with 9 wkts in hand ! If my man @IamSanjuSamson gets 70+ as predicted & the skipper Jinx keeps a cool head then we’ve got this ! Ps how annoying is the KKR skipper DK, get on with the game please !Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 23, 2018Seven minutes after his sharp words rebuking the opposition skipper on a public platform, Warne once again accused Karthik of delaying the game.74 runs off 48 balls & 9 wkts in hand. Come on @rajasthanroyals @IamSanjuSamson & the skipper Jinx. Let’s not leave to much to do at the end ! Let’s win this in the 18th over !!!!!Ps Agree re the KKR skipper ? Still taking forever – get on with the gameShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 23, 2018Rahane urged his side to improve their batting and fielding in the next season.”Disappointed, especially given how we started, taking 4-5 wickets early. That partnership [between Karthik and Gill] and the dropped catch of Russell hurt us. When you get a start like that, you generally look to win the game. I think KKR bowled really well. They know the conditions really well. It was gettable. They were 10-12 runs short.”It’s important to finish the games and we didn’t have partnerships towards the end. When me and Sanju were batting, we were looking to play positively. I told him during the second timeout that I will go after bowlers and that you bat through. But unfortunately he got out. I think overall we played good cricket. Our bowling unit was fantastic this season. Need to improve in our batting and fielding,” Rahane said.advertisementTwo-time champions KKR will now face 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier at the same venue on May 25 to fight for a place in the final. The winner of the Qualifier 2 will meet MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash on May 27.