Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock maintains the loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in the last over is a hard pill to swallow.
Bangalore ended up with few runs short at the end of their innings with 205 runs on the board in 20 allotted overs. They gave away two maidens in the game and lost four wickets in seven runs which escalated the matter.
And it proved disastrous in front of invincible-looking Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s masterclass as he steered CSK to a five-wicket win over Virat Kohli’s RCB.
Being in red-hot form, Ambati Rayadu provided good support to Dhoni with a timely knock of 82 runs. As a result, CSK will jump to the top spot in the 2018 IPL points table.
Meanwhile, de Kock was instrumental in helping his team cross the 200-run mark.
However, he thought that the total was enough to help them keep up with the winning momentum.
“We actually thought we’re on par. We were speaking about 200 and so, we got the total we wanted. Unfortunately, one or two wickets meant we couldn’t get to a higher total. We thought the score was more than just on par,” de Kock said.
It’s a tough pill to swallow: de Kock
The Proteas wicket-keeper Quinto de Kock also admitted that it will be tough to digest the loss.
De Kock also revealed that if Chennai survives the new ball, they will bat out the 20 overs.
He also noted that they will like to come back better in the next game and try and return to winning ways.
“The thinking was, Chennai have got a long batting line-up and we were trying to get early wickets, which we did. The norm against Chennai is to get wickets early or else they’ll bat you out in 20 overs. We gave our best chance, picked as many wickets as we can but… I think us and CSK both played really well. It’s just one of those days when you don’t want to be on the losing side. That’s just the disappointment. Obviously, it’s a tough pill to swallow,” he said.
“We’ve got to come back better next time and that’s how it’s going to be,” de Kock concluded.