“About Understanding Conditions”: Why Virat Kohli Held Back Before Late Blitz

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli defended his facet’s cautious method through the interval previous the demise overs, the place they smashed 66 runs from the final 4 overs. Virat expressed his perception in understanding the circumstances and respecting the sport, somewhat than trying to hit each ball into the stands. The cricketer additional acknowledged that it’s potential to capitalise through the demise overs solely if you’re set, crediting his immense expertise in T20 cricket for this outlook. RCB defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 37 runs within the 25th match of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), having posted a formidable goal of 170.

“We spoke during the second timeout that 140-150 would be good. Ended up getting more than that. It was a tricky pitch. Really pleased to get two points. It’s about understanding the conditions and respecting the game, instead of trying to hit every ball into the second tier of the stadium. Having played so much cricket, especially T20 cricket, I have learnt that if you are set at the death, you can capitalise,” mentioned Kohli when discussing the method within the first innings.

The 31-year-old smashed an unbeaten 90 off 52 deliveries to assist RCB attain a complete of 169 runs for the lack of 4 wickets, after profitable the toss and opting to bat. The bowling assault led by Chris Morris who picked three wickets ensured a disciplined efficiency within the second innings, proscribing CSK to 132/eight.

MS Dhoni blamed his batsmen for not delivering the products, urging some concrete motion on this regard.

“Batting has been bit of a worry and today also it was evident. We need to do something about it,” he acknowledged.

Dhoni hinted that CSK want to vary their method with the bat.

“I think we are better off playing the other way round, playing the bigger shots even if you get out. That is something we can do in the coming games,” he mentioned.


“I think it also depends on how you’ve performed so far in the tournament and our batting has lacked a bit of power from the sixth over onwards. Individuals can get tentative no matter how much confidence you give them. I feel that’s where we’ve not adapted or come up with plans against the bowlers who bowl from the 6th to the 14th over,” he mentioned.

“In the coming games we’ll try to be more expressive. You rather get out in the 16th or 17th over,” he mentioned.

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