Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli Said on Friday that the way his team thrashed Delhi Capitals would give them the “confidence to take the game forward from any position” to reach the IPL playoffs.
“Incredible game. We had nothing to lose, but it was a competitive game which always happens in IPL. This gives us confidence that we can take the game from any position,” Kohli said after the game. said.
Table toppers DC set a target of 165 runs after third-placed RCB were sent in to bat.
“It feels good to lose a wicket and still beat a team at the top of the table. We have defeated them twice now. The way AB batted in the beginning and then with KS (Ind) and Maxwell at the end, it was incredible.
Wicketkeeper Bharat was promoted to number one and he delivered in style.
“We thought there might be a collapse or something. We thought about it the other way around. We haven’t chased much in this tournament. Number three hasn’t been an issue.
“We wanted to give some time to Christian, he was batting really well in the middle. We took that chance and it didn’t turn out.
“We knew KS was someone who could come in at any level three. I think we need to sharpen our edge in the field.
Sometimes the boundaries leading into the critical phases can be significant. You always need to be on. “
“Victory like this gives you confidence. We have played well in Sharjah. If things have gone away from us, then we are able to handle the situation and keep the opposition under control.”
Delhi dropped a few catches that day, including giving Maxwell (51) life, and those lapses cost them in the end.
The DC captain said, ‘Look, you talk a lot about fielding in T20 and if you field like tonight then the other team deserves to win. Rishabh Pant said.
“We lost a lot of wickets in the middle, but I think the total was pretty good on a wicket like this, but we need to do better in the field next time around. We were trying to keep it simple most of the time, but it was difficult for the bowler to catch the ball because of the dew.
“It’s not looking good at the moment, these are the kind of games you’ll need to win, but we put in our 100 percent.”