Virat Kohli , who shone with an unbeaten 49 run last night, finds it ‘unfaired’ that his fellow veteran Yuvraj Singh had to go through serious criticism from all over the country for his poor performance in the final of the just finished World Twenty20 which cost his side to lose the match in the hands of Sri Lanka in Bangladesh.
“Yuvraj got criticism recently, it’s unfair. He has victor us two World Cups (2007 T20 and 2011 50-over), he’s a sustained match-winner and it’s vital to back a player like him.” The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore said following the team’s eight-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in the yesterday’s match.
On Thursday’s match, Yuvraj got scrolled an unconquered 52 along with skipper Kohli’s 49, which made these two players to contribute 84 runs for the third wicket, which backed RCB to quest the target of 146 with 20 balls to leftover.
Nevertheless, Kohli applauded his bowlers as they confined the opponent batsmen to 145 for four. “It was a 170-plus statistics and to bottle them up to 145 was something massive. Chahal did intensely well, Varun as well and Mitch too.”
Kohli, who got sneaked up 23 and 24, was being asked about the matter. He replied, “That’s what I was telling Yuvi in the interim, if those were mis-hits they wouldn’t have check in hand.”
On the contrary, Delhi Daredevils skipper Dinesh Karthik acknowledged the fact that his side could not perform well in any section, RCB has defeated them in all portions of the match. “We didn’t bat well enough, though Taylor and Duminy had a great partnership. Duminy soaked up the stress blazingly and hit some brawny hits at the end.” He said.
He gave his backing to the injured Kevin Pietersen.
“They (RCB) batted well, kept playing their shots, panned out, bad fielding. It looks like that when the opposition is bearing you down. It’s the first match of the season and we`re getting accustomed to who performs which role and it`s crucial for us to learn and turn back in the next match.” Karthik added.
Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB has named as the Man of the Match. He said, “It`s my second match in Indian Premier League, I played one for Mumbai. I found my confidence seeing the first ball turn. It is fantastic to have the backing of the skipper Kohli, selecting me as the spinner over a player like Murali in the team.”