- Virat Kohli RCB was left disappointed after his team’s loss in the IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB match
- Virat Kohli IPL 2018 believes SRH have a lot of strong characters in their team
- “We deserved to lose the match” – Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli IPL 2018 came down hard on his team after their recent loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. In a rather surprising decision, Kohli won the toss and invited SRH to bat first in the IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB match – something which they have excelled over the season. The result was on expected lines as the tournament’s best bowling attack once again rose to the occasion and led SRH to a 5-run win. Virat Kohli RCB now need to win all of their remaining games in the tournament and still can’t be sure of a place in the playoffs.
Deserved to lose the IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB match, admits Virat Kohli IPL 2018
Reflecting on his team’s seventh loss of the season, a dejected Virat Kohli IPL 2018 said that his team was just not good enough on the day and “deserved to lose” the IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB encounter, which was in a way a must win encounter for Virat Kohli RCB. The 29-year-old also admitted that his players didn’t show the kind of strong character that is crucial to winning crunch games.
Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Virat Kohli IPL 2018 said: “We were not good enough and not up to the mark. We deserve to lose the (IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB) game. We didn’t show enough application. The kind of shots we played were not on at that stage. This has been the story of our season.”
Virat Kohli RCB also applauded the Sunrisers bowlers for turning the game around from a seemingly hopeless situation and defending just 25 runs in the last 3 overs Siddarth Kaul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling brilliantly to win the IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB match by five runs.
“If you have strong characters, you will always do well. SRH had a few guys who did well under pressure, that’s been the story of their season. They understand strengths, know their limitations. That’s why they’ve been successful,” Virat Kohli IPL 2018 SRH vs RCB said.
At the post-match presentation ceremony, Virat Kohli RCB was also asked if Sunrisers Hyderabad are the best team in the tournament. To this, he said that Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab both look more solid as an all-round outfit but SRH certainly have the best bowling attack in this year’s IPL.
“From the bowling point of view, SRH is the strongest. Overall, maybe you’d pick Kings XI or CSK,” Virat Kohli RCB stated as he signed off.