It looks like good times are yet to come for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Skipper Virat Kohli as they suffered another crushing defeat on the hands of Sun Risers Hyderabad in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore were chasing a mammoth target of 232 runs but fell sort of their target by a whopping 118-runs as the team was all out for 113-runs. Virat Kohli failed to score for his team as he only managed to score 3-runs off 10 deliveries.
“We thought about that initially as well (opening the batting). I have done well opening the batting but myself at number 3 brings that balance in the side, given that I can bat with AB (de Villiers) and put the opposition under pressure. We just need our players to put up a better challenge up front. There are still 11 games to go,” Kolhi said.
However, Virat Kohli hopes that things turn around for the team in their next match against Rajasthan Royals which will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on 2nd April.
“The pitch will be nice in Jaipur against the Royals. We need to bring our A-game like we did against Mumbai and play with that kind of intensity. If we go through the motions, we need to do the regular basic stuff, and get results our way and start winning games in the tournament. The next game should be that game for us,” Kohli said.
AB de Villiers says Virat Kohli’s “personality and mental strength” makes him the best ODI player