It has been a poor season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2019. They started the edition of 2019 on a poor note by losing 6 games on a trot, which certainly saw them being out of the tournament way earlier than the rest. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli reflects on the poor season.
During the first six matches when they failed to make things fall in place, Virat Kohli asked the teammates to question themselves whether they are giving their everything by looking into the mirror.
We would lose it in those two overs – Virat Kohli
Further, the flamboyant cricketer explained that they have lost the game despite doing all the stuff which was needed. Yet, they ended up on the wrong side of things, as they lacked something or the other when it mattered the most.
“I remember after the 6th game everyone got together and we looked at each other and nodded our heads and that was it. We are doing everything possible and literally, there is nothing going right. Even in the games when we were up for it 80% of the game and we would just lose it in those two overs,” Kohli told Star Sports.
“We just had one message to give to the team that we are committed 120% every ball every minute. It is up to the individuals to look into the mirror and ask I am doing enough,” he added.
On AB de Villiers:
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have always been two superstars of Royal Challengers Bangalore. In fact, they are the masterful batsmen in world cricket. Not only they share a good bond on the field but also they spend quality time off the field as well. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli speaks on the same.
“I think it might be in between there was Chris Lynn and Baz (New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum). But that was only for a couple of years. This has been 8 years now. Since 2011, so this has to be the biggest bromance story.” Asked what two of them talked about on the field, Kohli said they don’t need to talk to each other as “it is pure simple connect and understanding” by looking into each other’s eyes.”
All in all, Virat Kohli has experienced yet another poor season as the leader of the pack. Now, they will wait one more year to show their calibre in the Indian Premier League.