PBKS vs RCB: Adam Griffith reveals what Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis did differently to revive Bangalore's campaign

Updated - 08 May 2024, 04:19 PM

RCB Coach Adam Griffith
RCB Coach Adam Griffith. Image Credit: BCCI-IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recorded a very crucial four-wicket win against Gujarat Titans (GT) in a thrilling IPL 2024 encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 4.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) managed to hold their nerve and secure a remarkable win with 38 balls to spare despite facing a scare during their chase of 148 runs against Gujarat Titans (GT).

This IPL 2024 encounter witnessed an explosive start from RCB's openers, Virat Kohli (42 runs off 27 balls) and Faf du Plessis (64 runs off 23 balls), as the duo smashed 92 runs in just 6 overs to provide the hosts with a blistering start against the GT. It was RCB's best opening partnership this season.

Adam Griffith opens up about RCB's turnaround in the IPL 2024

With their third consecutive win in the ongoing IPL 2024, the RCB kept their playoff hopes alive. After the match, RCB’s assistant coach Adam Griffith credited a change in the team's batting approach, particularly from the openers Kohli and Du Plessis, to their recent winning streak in the tournament lately.

Griffith said that it was the result of their hard work in the latter half of the season. Following their big win over Gujarat, RCB surged to the 7th spot on the IPL 2024 points table with 8 points from 11 games so far in the tournament. With boosted morale, they are now aiming to make it to the top 4.

Adam Griffith said in the post-match press conference: “The start of the tournament was not that great, especially in the powerplay. That is something we really focused on. Recently we made sure that we really work hard to get better starts for the group. Tonight, it was one of the better ones and it was good to see the hard work come off.”

Siraj is the leader of our group: Griffith

Before the explosive start from Du Plessis and Kohli, Mohammed Siraj played a pivotal role in setting the tone for the RCB against GT. The RCB fast bowler made an instant impact during the powerplay, swinging the ball effectively in Bengaluru and claiming two crucial wickets from Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill within the first four overs of the game against GT.

Hailing Siraj, Griffith said that the Indian pacer is the backbone of the RCB's bowling attack, labeling him as one of the most crucial players in the team. Griffith signed off by saying: “Siraj is the leader of our group. He is our most experienced bowler especially among the Indian quicks and with our international guys as well. Having him up and running and bowling well, but not only that, it's his body language, his aggression, him trying to get wickets, he is such an important part of what he do.”

Notably, RCB will next play their last three matches against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on May 9, the Delhi Capitals (DC) on May 12, and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18 in the ongoing IPL 2024. Well, RCB will have to win all their remaining games to have the best chance to qualify for the IPL 2024 Playoffs.

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