What Virat Kohli said after Royal Challengers Bangalore lost sixth consecutive match

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 0

Virat Kohli’s wretched run as captain continued at the Indian Premier League (IPL) after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were handed a four-wicket loss by Delhi Capitals (DC) in Bengaluru on Sunday.

This was the sixth consecutive defeat in as many games for RCB as they continue to search for their first win two weeks into the season.

Kohli, however, chose to appear uncharacteristically calm while addressing team issues during the post-match presentation.

He said: “When the mind is cluttered you wouldn’t be focused on the chances that come your way. Clarity of my mind is important specially if you want to take the 50-50 chances.

“There is nothing more to say to the team. We have asked the guys to take responsibility. It hasn’t happened so far and that is the reality. We need to accept it. The more we get frustrated the more it is going to get tougher. Enjoy ourselves and just play expressive cricket in the coming games.”

Kohli, however, expressed disappointment at his team’s dropped catches. Among the ones that were dropped, DC captain Shreyas Iyer being given a lifeline batting on four perhaps hurt RCB the most as he went on to score a match-winning 65.

He added: “No one keeps giving you chances in T20 cricket, we got two there… Shreyas got 65, he was on 4 when he was dropped. That takes the game to a different level. In the end they panicked as well, 25-30 more and you never know.”

“We need to grab our chances when they come our way. We can’t keep giving excuses every game. We weren’t good enough on the day again. That’s the whole story of our season so far.”

No wonder, RCB are languishing at the bottom of the table with a NRR of -1.453. They will hope to come out all guns blazing in their next contest, scheduled against Kings XI Punjab come Saturday.

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