The execution was spot-on: Virat Kohli on RCB’s bowling performance against KKR
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have gotten off to a solid start in the IPL 2021 season. The Bengaluru-based club completes their Chennai leg of the tournament with a perfect record in three matches at Chepauk.
On Sunday, in the first double-header of the season, RCB defeated the same team that they faced in the first-ever match of the IPL back in 2008. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers batted brilliantly, allowing them to post a massive total on a rather slow wicket. In response, KKR began well, but the bowlers did an excellent job, restricting the opposition by 38 runs.
Captain Kohli lavishes praise on his bowlers for their contributions to the team's victory.
“Siraj's over to Russell [was good] - he has had some history against Russell. He's a different bowler after the Australia tour and he shut the game out. Harshal has so much clarity in the end and I think Jamieson also bowled well. That's the reason why we have three out of three," Virat Kohli told Mark Nicholas in the post-match presentation.
“To be fair, on a pitch like Chennai, you probably have a bit more space to make an error on the longer boundary. It has to be on the offside and not the on-side. Siraj did miss on the full-toss, but he has two men on the boundary. The execution was spot-on. We play in Wankhede, Kolkata and Ahmedabad where the margin of error keeps getting smaller," Kohli added.
The Royal Challengers now shift bases to Mumbai, where they are scheduled to play two matches at the Wankhede Stadium. Their next two matches will be up against former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, respectively on 22nd and 25th April.