नष्टत्विषं गतोत्साहं शुष्यद्वदनमब्रुवन् ॥ १० ॥
The kings approached Śiśupāla, who was disturbed like a man who has lost his wife. His complexion was drained of color, his enthusiasm was gone, and his face appeared dried up. The kings spoke to him as follows.
Although Śiśupāla had not married Rukmiṇī, he passionately considered her his property, and thus he was devastated, like a man who has lost his beloved wife.