RCB skipper Virat Kohli must be feeling disappointed after ruling out of IPL 2019. Things did not go well for RCB from the start of the season. There were a lot of expectations from the Virat Kohli led franchise after a disappointing loss against CSK in the season opener.
After losing six games in a row, RCB put on a good show winning three consecutive matches. Despite losing 7 matches, RCB could still qualify for the playoffs. They showed some promising performance but couldn’t capitalize their performance into wins. After losing their match against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, they become the first team to be knocked out of the IPL 2019.
Despite losing the toss, the team showcased a lot of character with the pitch slowing down as the innings went ahead. Virat Kohli lost all the 9 tosses in the IPL 2019. In the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli said, “It was a very important one (toss) especially with how the wicket played. We showed a lot of character even after losing the toss, but it got away a little bit in the end. We were thinking 160-165 but 185 on that sort of a pitch, with three spinners, was always going to be tough.”
Virat Kohli accepted that Delhi Capitals were certainly better than them especially in the crucial moments of the match. The skipper of RCB said, “Delhi played better than us in the crunch moments. We started off really well with the bat. Parthiv Patel was outstanding and then I got going, but me and AB getting out to balls that you don’t get out to. That’s how the game goes some times. We just decided to have a lot of fun and that’s why we won four out of the last six games we have played.”
Virat Kohli concluded, “The important thing now, with two games left, is to go out there and have fun. Not take too much pressure. Obviously, we want to perform as best as we can, but the fun factor should not go away.”
He added, “We put ourselves under too much pressure in the first six games and then it is always hard work in the latter half. We have to go out there and play positive cricket. Once the last two games are done, sit down and see where the tournament goes.”