Didn't show much courage, says a downhearted Kohli after second loss

Skipper Kohli stated that more 15-20 runs on the board would have given a winning total

Virat Kohli the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore was left downhearted after a second loss in as many matches in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

 

Skipper Kohli stated that more 15-20 runs on the board would have given a winning total.

 

RCB came up with a much improved performance the Chennai Super Kings led Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday, notching up 156/6 thanks to half centuries from Devdutt Padikkal (70) and Kohli (53) himself.

 

But, the team still lost by six wickets after some acute bowling by Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur.

 

The team have never won an IPL title, had earlier lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in the opening match after the tournament resumed where they could only score a bleak 92 runs.

 

Virat Kohli said after the Friday's match, "The wicket did slow down a bit. But I feel we left out 15-20 runs out there. 175 would've been a winning total. Didn't bowl consistently. Didn't show that much courage I guess with the ball. They (CSK) bowled well in the back end of the innings, executed the slower balls and yorkers nicely"

 

The 32-year-old skipper stated that they should have to shown more courage in crunch moments and also even contend that the team have to get back on that winning form again.

 

The two losses have seen RCB's fortunes plunged sharply and presently they are at third on the table with 10 points from nine games. While, CSK holds the first with 14 points followed by Delhi Capitals who hold the second place with 14 points.

 

Rajasthan Royal, who have played eight games, can push RCB further down if the team wins their ninth game.

 

Captain Kohli further added, "We spoke of areas we didn't want them to hit and we didn't do that. That little bit of X factor was missing in the first 5-6 overs. Got to get on that winning run again. "

 

Kohli said that this loss against CSK is a bit more disappointing and the first one where the team was just weren't in the game.

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore will play next on September 26 against the defending champions Mumbai Indians.

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