IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, after losing their outing against Kings XI Punjab, has called for his team to stick together in defeats just like the team stays together and celebrates in wins.
KL scored an unbeaten 132 against RCB on Thursday. (Courtesy of BCCI)
- Kohli dropped two catches of KL Rahul on Thursday
- Kohli has called for RCB to stick together despite defeat
- KXIP won by 97 runs against RCB
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore started their IPL 2020 campaign with a convincing win against Sunrirsers Hyderabad. In their 2nd outing in this year’s Indian Premier League, RCB lost the game by a gigantic margin of 97 runs to KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab. The KXIP skipper remained unbeaten on a 69-ball 132 as Punjab crushed Bangalore by 97 runs. However, Kohli has called for his team to stick together in losses and in wins.
“You don’t want to beat yourself down too much. You have prepared well, practised well, so trust the process and as a team, you just have a stick together. You take a win together and take a loss together and move ahead and look forward to the next game,” Kohli said after the game, as posted by RCBTweets.
While the KXIP skipper was on a hitting spree, Rahul was dropped twice by Virat Kohli before he went on to score a massive hundred.
“A couple of important chances against a set-batter, 35-40 runs against a set batter makes a big difference. I know these things look small, but I would like to take my example tonight and make all of us understand and myself how important these things can be when we’re looking to push forward as a team. It doesn’t help when we drop a guy who is set, twice in 2 overs,” Kohli admitted.
“We were looking set to restrict them at around 175-180. Obivously I dropped a couple of chances. You understand how important these things are in T20 cricket, the game drifts away from you very quickly. We lost a bit of momentum there and left ourself with a bit too much to chase when we should have probably been chasing under 180. “