After Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) got better off Kolkata Knight Riders, their head coach Simon Katich heaped praise on overall team effort. He stated that RCB’s performance was ruthless and he couldn’t have asked better than this.
With Mohammed Siraj’s outstanding bowling, RCB restricted KKR for 84 runs in 20 overs. It was a below-par target for a team like RCB which has the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their batting line up. And eventually, the Bangalore-based franchise won the match by eight wickets.
While speaking in the video posted by RCB on their official social media handles, Simon Katich expressed that he was delighted with his team’s performance. He stated that the execution from bowlers was spot on. With Chris Morris setting the tone in the very first over, Siraj murdered KKR’s top-order.
“Yeah! I am very happy. I think the boys deserved a lot of credit for the execution and we were all on the money right from the word go. Our bowlers set up the game in the first couple of overs. (Chris) Morris started off well and then (Mohammed) Siraj backed him up,” Simon Katich said.
Simon Katich applauded Siraj’s excellent bowling. According to him, the pacer’s double-wicket maiden over had set the tone for RCB while KKR went on the back foot.
“Siraj’s two wickets in the second over put the opposition on the back foot and then another couple in the Powerplay. There was no coming back then. It was a ruthless performance.
This was a big game: Simon Katich
Seeing the competition for the spot in the top four in the points table, Katich said that it was important for RCB to win the match against KKR. He said that the key to success was that the team focused on the process rather than pondering over results. The head coach added that he could have asked for better performance from his side.
“This was a big game. We had a little break before and given the way the table is, if this game would have gone the other way, then we are both equal. So we made sure to focus just on the process and the result took care of itself. The players deserved a lot of credit because I couldn’t have asked for a better job with the ball,” the coach added.
Currently, RCB is at the number second position in the points table with winning seven matches out of 10. Their next assignment is against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.