Royal Challengers Bangalore’s skipper Virat Kohli said he doesn’t want to get carried away with the ongoing winning streak in the Indian Premier League 2021.
Warner’s half century put SRH in a comfortable spot till Shahbaz Ahmed ran through their middle order and led RCB register a thrilling win. “To be very honest, we’re not over-excited with victories. We have a clear plan and backing our players. Got Harshal from Delhi for a role. It’s a long tournament and you have to be professional with your job,” Kohli stated in the post-match presentation.
In the ongoing IPL, teams are struggling to chase in Chennai as batting becomes slightly difficult in the second innings. “You saw it in KKR vs MI – you’re never really out of the game. Those extra options made the impact on performances in the middle overs. I told them if we’ve struggled to 149, it will be tougher for the opposition. I truly believed we could win with 150,” said Kohli.
“Not as exhausted as I’m proud. It was a top game for us and probably it will get tougher and tougher here,” he added.
Glenn Maxwell took charge of the situation and scored a gutsy half century ensuring RCB ended up at 150 run total.
“The wicket was never a belter and tonight our execution under pressure was spot-on. The wicket kept getting tougher and tougher with the old ball. It’s about getting momentum in the first six overs, but for us, Maxi gave us that momentum and got us closer to 150,” Kohli concluded.
RCB will next lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
– With ANI inputs.