Indian captain Virat Kohli leading side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) looks they raised their hands against Delhi Capitals (DC). After being asked to bat first, DC put a mammoth 196 runs on the board with the help of Marcus Stoinis and Prithvi Shaw’s outstanding performance with the bat.
However, RCB batsmen were struggled to get their innings going in front of DC bowlers, and they could only manage to score 137 runs as DC won the match by a 59-run margin.
RCB has looked impressive in the 13th edition of the IPL and has already accumulated three wins from 5 matches and placed itself on top 3 positions.
After the match, RCB skipper Virat Kohli highlighted one aspect of the game that RCB needs to work on. Kohli said catches win matches. If you drop the catch, you have to suffer said Kohli by highlighting their teammates’ drop catches.
The DC all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was dropped on 30 by Yuzvendra Chahal, which cost more for RCB as he scored a 26-ball 53.
However, Kohli himself had dropped KL Rahul twice, thus RCB loss to KXIP earlier in the tournament.
“Those things hut you where the important catches you miss and that cost you more later. It is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Kohli said, “We got into the game after the first six and then Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us. We need to grab when the opportunity comes our way.”
DC got an excellent start with their openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, adding 68 runs in the power play. However, RCB bowlers were able to pull things back but, at the last phase, again got away from them.
However, RCB losses have come while chasing big targets. On being asked about this, Virat Kohli said, “I think it is about rectifying those small mistakes and conversation around chasing is always to have a big partnership which we did not get that still now, that’s why we losses while chasing.”
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