IPL 2021 | We provided away works, concentrated too-much on what batters had been doing: Virat Kohli on RCB's 34-run defeat
Following a 34-run defeat against Punjab Kings on Friday, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his part offered away ’25-odd works’ in the long run at Narendra Modi Stadium.
Electing to bowl very first, RCB curbed the Punjab batting device to 118/5 at one phase when you look at the innings. But skipper KL Rahul stepped up with an unbeaten 91 while Harpreet Brar chipped in with 25 from 17 deliveries as PBKS uploaded 179 for five on scoreboard.
Brar (3/19) after that shone using the baseball also, dismissing three key competing batsmen — Virat Kohli (35), Glenn Maxwell (0), and AB de Villiers (3) — as RCB floundered in run-chase to post 145 for eight in 20 overs.
“They got off to a good start but we pulled things back once again significantly after five down. Must have already been chasing 160, if they were 116/5, but we offered away 25-odd runs in the end. Focused a lot of about what the batters had been performing. We got from our plans. We provided a lot of bad balls for boundaries.
“As batsmen, we could have tried different things early on. It absolutely was tough to hit through range. It had been all about hoping to get a partnership and possess a strike rate greater than 110. We were unable to do that as a batting device. Just a couple little tweaks we need to address moving forward. There are areas we have to improve,” stated Kohli into the post-match presentation.
The RCB skipper additionally heaped compliments on Rajat Patidar, just who scored 31 from 30 deliveries and held the scoreboard ticking against a disciplined Punjab bowling product.
“Rajat is a good player, exactly that today wasn’t his evening. In the end, we gave away 25 runs too many. One wicket here and now we could have squeezed all of them. We’re able ton’t execute our programs. Pulled few runs well as Harshal and Jamieson struck few works to the end. The margin might have been a bigger one otherwise,” concluded Kohli.
Posted at Fri, 30 Apr 2021 18:13:50 +0000