RCB started their IPL 2020 campaign with a 10 runs stupendous victory over SRH in Dubai on Monday. RCB captain Virat Kohli was very happy with how his teammates performed under pressure to start their tournament on a high.
The RCB posted a video on their Twitter handle with players expressing their emotions after winning their first match, “A comeback and a half’ says Captain Virat Kohli, as the RCB players rejoice in the dressing room after their 10-run win against SRH. Watch how the players expressed their emotions after the game,” RCB tweeted.
Defending totals has never been a problem for RCB over the years & Kohli was all praise for his brilliant bowlers who defended their total under difficult conditions. It complimented the bowlers for “showing a lot of character” & sticking to their game plan despite of bowling with a wet ball which is very hard to grip.
“The fact that we won defending a total, which was not even 170 was not something we have done in the past. On a pitch which was difficult for the bowlers in the second half because of the dew. We saw that in game between Kings XI vs. Delhi that it was difficult for the bowlers to control the ball in the end. So, boys showed a lot of character,” Kohli said in the video.
Apart from bowlers Kohli also praised batsmen who performed outstandingly during the match. Kohli praised Aaron Finch & Devdutt for taking team’s score to new heights & handling team’s batting order. Padikkal was impressive on his IPL debut and smashed a free-flowing half-century. It was AD De Villier’s powerful shots that helped RCB to reach a competitive total.
AB De explained about his game planning’s after the match & said, “My goal was to get to 160 when I was batting. I was sure that I was on the right track. I was very happy that we were able to reach 160. I think anything less would have put us under a lot of pressure. Yuzi bowled exceptionally well, Shivam bowled very well and all round a very good performance in the field”. RCB will face KXIP at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 24.