The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is going through another lean patch in the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However RCB’s premier spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is of the opinion that Bangalore will make a strong return.
Just like the previous year, Bangalore has started off quite poorly. They have already lost four out of the six matches they have played in the tournament so far.
The Bangalore-based outfit has failed to gel as a unit in crucial junctures of the match which has resulted in the results going against them.
Despite their skipper Virat Kohli playing very well, RCB has failed to seize their opportunities in the Twenty20.
Even in 2015 and 2016, Bangalore bounced back from the bottom and went on to make it to the playoffs.
Hence, the prominent leg-spinner Chahal is hopeful of repeating the performance of yesteryears. He stated that the franchise is still in the positive frame of mind and will be eager to make a comeback.
Chahal says RCB not shattered after losing to Chennai
“We are not shattered by losing to Chennai Super Kings in the last match where they needed to score 100-odd runs in last seven overs, and they chased it, but it is okay. We have played just six games and still eight games are left,” Chahal said.
The wily customer Yuzvendra Chahal hasn’t been able to replicate his Indian form in this IPL so far. He has been effective at times but has not really been consistent enough which he was for India.
“If you see 2015 and 2016 IPL seasons, we bounced back from the bottom. We expect to repeat it, this season too,” Chahal was quoted as saying by the reporters on the eve of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match scheduled to be played on Sunday (April 29)
Courtesy special innings from AB de Villiers, Bangalore posted a mammoth total of 204 on the board in the previous clash against the Chennai Super Kings.
However, Ambati Rayudu and CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni batted superbly. It eventually handed Chennai a five-wicket victory with a couple of deliveries to spare.
While Rayudu made 81, Dhoni remained unbeaten on 70 off just 34 deliveries.