Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs at famous Eden Garden on Sunday. Bangalore team was bowled out for 49 runs under 10 overs. This was the lowest ever total in 10 years of the IPL. A team known for powerful batting line-up, the performance came as shock for many the management and Captain Kohli as well.
“This was our worst batting performance, the worst of the IPL as well. Very hurtful for me to stand here and talk,” said a furious Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli. “I thought we could capitalize and cash in during the chase. I can’t say anything now, but our performance was unacceptable. Disgraceful batting, reckless from us, one of the worst collapses ever.”
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Speaking about his own dismissal, Kohli said, “The sight screen was slightly short here, that led to my lapse in concentration, but I was the first to get out, there were nine others in the hut. It was a shocking batting performance. We just didn’t turn up with the bat.”
“There’s nothing to review, need to forget and move on. The only positive was the first half and nothing to talk about in the second innings. Restricting them to 130+ in their home turf was a good effort, especially after the start they had. We are a better batting unit than this, we scored 200+ in the last game, but this was shocking for everyone.”
Speaking about the upcoming games, Kohli assured, “They know what went wrong, they will come out and do a lot better, I am sure we will not bat like this in the next few games. We are going back home for the next two games. We are on the road from now on with very few breaks in between. Need to put in a better performance, try to build some momentum before going away from home.