Senior RCB Players Might Feel Pressure In Empty Stadiums: Simon Katich

Senior RCB Players Might Feel Pressure In Empty Stadiums: Simon Katich

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AB de Villiers with Virat Kohli (Credits - Twitter)

Cricket has moved behind closed doors, like several other sports, due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic situation. It will be a test for several players to adapt to the situation without the spectators which brought plenty of fun and frolics. RCB head coach Simon Katich spoke about the adaptation of the new environment.

Katich feels that young players enjoy the game and thus there will be less pressure on them in the empty stadiums. However it might turn out to be a real challenge for the senior players as they are used to the buzz of the crowd, which gets their adrenaline going.

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Simon Katich (credits – Getty Images)

“Personally, I think some of the younger players actually enjoy the fact that there will be a little less pressure with less people at the ground, creating all that noise and distraction,” Katich said during RCB’s YouTube show ‘Bold Diaries’.

“I think it will be more of a challenge for some of the older guys that are used to the buzz of the crowd and getting their adrenaline going. But I think there will still be a lot of motivation within our squad to go out and perform well,” he added.

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AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

RCB has the record of reaching three finals. RCB entered the final match last time in 2016 but since then they have been at the bottom of the table. Moreover, in 2019, the franchise  finished last with just 5 wins from 14 matches.

RCB has been bolstered with plenty of talents in their ranks. However, they have not been able to make the most of it. RCB have played with the likes of Chris Gayle, captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in their side. But their bowling at the same time has been questionable. Mitchell Starc has missed out on playing for the franchise owing to injuries.