Sharjah: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli claims the team should be more motivated to finish in the top two of the points table after sealing a berth in the play-offs. RCB have played consistent cricket this season and a 6-run win over Punjab Kings on Sunday helped them make it to the play-offs for back to back seasons. Also Read – RCB vs PBKS Highlights IPL 2021 Match Updates: Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal power Royal Challengers Bangalore in playoff with 6-run win over Punjab Kings
Kohli described RCB’s ongoing campaign in IPL 2021 as brilliant as the team has qualified for the play-offs for the first time since 2011. Also Read – IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal Star RCB’s Passage Into IPL Play – Close With 6 Run Win Over Punjab Kings
“Feels amazing. After 2011, we haven’t done it with an extra game. Eight wins from 12 matches is a great campaign. We have two more chances to make the top two. We need to play even more fearlessly. Must inspire,” Kohli said at the presentation ceremony. Also Read – KKR vs SRH Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Playing Hints VIVO IPL 2021 Match 49: Captain, Playing 11s – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Today’s T20 at Dubai Stadium Injury news for match 7.30 PM IST Sunday October 3
Kohli has been battling an aggressive approach since the resumption of IPL 2021 as he feels batsmen can take more risks when the team has not lost any wickets.
“When you don’t have any wickets on the scoreboard, you can take more risks. Which I and Dev (Padikkal) have to do. 15-20 runs can be crucial at this ground. We have to plug those areas. As a side, we have tried to improve whether we win or lose.”
We knew the wicket would be slow and slow. KL and Mayank batted really well but we knew we were just two wickets away from getting back in the game.
Kohli was praising the bowlers who helped Bangalore make a comeback in the match.
“Resurgence of Siraj, ever since he has done well in Test cricket. Harshal’s inclusion has been fantastic. Yuzi also hits a boundary, as does Shahbaz. Garten has arrived. If the players don’t make a move, the campaign is derailed. “
3rd place in the points table with 16 points from 12 matches, Bangalore’s next match in IPL 2021 is against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on 6 October.