The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is not even breaking a sweat despite franchise’s poor start in the ongoing eleventh edition of the successful Indian Premier League (IPL).
In this season, the Bangalore outfit has managed a solitary win. They have lost three matches to find themselves in the bottom half of the IPL 2018 points table.
Virat Kohli believes that it is still young days in the tournament and there is no need to hit the panic buttons.
The Men in Red has struggled with their bowling as they have leaked plethora of runs at the fag end of innings. It is also noted that the team is heavily reliant on the shoulders of Kohli and talismanic batsman AB de Villiers.
Kohli said that it is early days into the tournament and they are looking to get their combination right.
“Well, it’s not even 10 days into the tournament. We are not thinking that way. We can’t still and analyze the entire league right now where we have played just four games and people seem happy to jump the gun pretty soon which we don’t do as a team,” Kohli said as quoted by Times Now.
Virat had scored a fighting 92 against reigning champions Mumbai Indians. But his knock went in vain as he was the lone warrior in the run-chase.
“If we as a team think like the people outside then there is no point playing the game,” Kohli stated.
Kohli further added that Orange Cap doesn’t matter to him. The skipper of Bangalore went on to add the most important thing for him is that his runs should help the team in winning matches.
Kohli added, “Orange cap and all those don’t matter to me when the team is not winning. If you are winning and your contributions aren’t small as well, those are the things you take pride in.”
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have a quality side on paper. Subsequently, they would be looking to peak at the right time.
“So we aren’t even thinking of analyzing the season yet as it is a long road ahead and in our most successful seasons we have actually made a late comeback to make it to the playoffs. I strongly believe we will pick up at the right time,” Kohli concludes.
The Bangalore franchise will like to play as a unit. They would like a better performance from their bowlers who have been their Achilles heel.
Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Bangalore will next play against Delhi Daredevils on April 21 at their home ground; M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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