IPL 2021, RCB vs DC: Kohli confident of Bangalore pulling off win from any situation following Delhi thriller
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have already sealed IPL 2021 playoffs berth. The two sides clashed on Friday as RCB pulled off a last-ball finish, giving Virat Kohli hope.
The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs berth is already confirmed for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC). As the two sides clashed on Friday in Match 55 at the Dubai International Stadium, it was a thrilling win for RCB, with Srikar Bharat hitting a lost ball six for the same.
Consequently, RCB skipper Virat Kohli is pleased about the win, as he feels that the victory has given his side a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the playoffs. Most importantly, he thinks that the side believes in pulling off a win from any situation.
"Unbelievable game. We had nothing to lose, but it was a competitive game which is always the case in the IPL. We have beaten them twice now. The way AB batted in the beginning and then with KS and Maxwell, in the end, was unbelievable. The reality was that we had to win by 160 runs, and we thought that there could be a collapse or something. We thought of it the other way around," he said during the post-match presentation.
"This gives us the confidence that we can pull off a game from any situation. We haven't chased much in this tournament. Number three hasn't been an issue. We wanted to give Christian some time; he was batting really well in the middle. We took that chance, and it didn't come off. We knew KS was a guy who could come in at three at any stage," he appended.
However, Kohli was wary of the side's wobbly fielding of late and would focus on that area, as conceding runs could be crucial in the Twenty20 (T20) format. Nevertheless, he is confident of possessing enough experience to come out on top in the playoffs, as it takes on former champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator in Sharjah on Monday.
"I think we need to sharpen up in the field. Sometimes the boundaries that go at crucial stages could be critical. You need to be switched on always. A win like this gives you confidence. We have played well in Sharjah. We have been able to handle the conditions and keep the opposition in check if things have gotten away from us. We have the experience already, and we need to utilise it as much as possible to keep moving on in this tournament," he concluded.