I think it is about rectifying small mistakes: Virat Kohli after the game against DC
Royal Challengers Bangalore were outplayed by Delhi Capitals on Monday. The RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, lamented dropped chances that proved decisive in the team's 59-run loss to the Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium. “Those important chances in between, we need to grab when the opportunity comes our way, it is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters and those things hurt you. We got into the game after the first six and then Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us,” Kohli was quoted as saying at the post-match presentation.
Having put into bat, DC were quick off the blocks. The opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw took a toll of the new ball, scoring at nearly 10 an over. The RCB bowlers, with their immaculate line and lengths, managed to pull things back in the middle overs. “I think they got off to a great start in the first six then we pulled it back in the next eight overs and the last phase again got away from us, ” he added.
The Aussie all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis, was dropped on 30 by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over. Add to that, he went onto pile 23 runs more, providing the much-needed impetus to DC's total. The 31-year-old further added that the team should focus more on reinforcing the areas of concern. “I think it is about rectifying those small mistakes. The conversation around chasing is always to have a big partnership, with the dew setting in had we kept 7-8 wickets at the end of 10 overs, the game would have been on,” Kohli added.
In another news, Virat Kohli, with 197 appearances for RCB, became the most-capped player for a single team in T20s. The Royal Challengers will face Chennai Super Kings in their next encounter at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday.