IPL 2021 – KKR beat RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli sounded very disappointed with the batting collapse against Kolkata Knight Riders. According to Kohli, the failure against KKR was a wake-up call for his side. Electing to bat, RCB were all out for a paltry 92 in Kohli’s 200th IPL game. KKR chased down the target in 10 overs. Kohli rued the team’s mistakes in the opening match of IPL Phase 2.
“We were 42 odd for one and then lost about five wickets within 20 runs, which is a very difficult situation to come back from. Bit of a collapse there for us, bit of a wake-up call and might as well have this at the start of the second leg so that we know exactly what we need to work on,” Kohli said in the post match press conference.
IPL 2021: After royal thrashing at the hands of KKR, Virat Kohli says ‘big wake-up call for RCB’
IPL 2021 – KKR beat RCB: It was a must-win game for KKR, who were seventh in the IPL table before the resumption of the tournament, and moved up to fifth following this victory. Despite the dramatically one-sided result, Virat Kohli’s RCB remain well-placed in third, with five wins from eight matches – but batting failure left Kohli very disappointed
“It was important to get a good partnership on this surface. You can’t afford to lose four or five wickets within 20 runs. We didn’t expect that much dew to kick in so early, we couldn’t have predicted that. disappointed with the batting collapse”
“You can make the argument that we were rusty but as professional cricketers, you are expected to turn up and adjust to the formats, that’s the dynamic of world cricket today.
“We have never found any troubles doing that but sometimes it can take you a game to get into the tournament. You have to stay with the 8-ball, especially in this format. If not, then the other team is going to be all over you.”
IPL 2021 – KKR beat RCB – IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Chennai Super Kings||8||6||2||0||0||1.223||12|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||5||3||0||0||-0.706||10|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||8||3||5||0||0||0.11||6|
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Win 3 out of 6 remaining games: Virat Kohli’s team started with a bang in IPL 2021 with 4 consecutive victories – but now is slipping with thrashing by KKR on MONDAY. They still at this stage are at No. 3 in points table with 5 victories from 8 matches with losses coming against KKR, CSK & Punjab Kings.
To qualify victory in 3 of the 6 remaining matches will be required for RCB to qualify. RCB plays KKR on Monday.
Virat Kohli ’super-impressed’ with KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy
Praising KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy for his impressive spell of 3/13, Kohli said, “Pretty good, that’s exactly what I was saying in the dug-out, he’s going to be a key factor when he plays for India. We need to see performances like these from all the youngsters so that the bench strength of Indian cricket stays strong.
“And, he’s someone who is going to play in the near future for India and it’s a great sign,” the Indian captain said.