Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach, Simon Katich, has asked his lads to be ‘ruthless’ in order to finish nail-biting clashes in the Indian Premier League 2020. The Aussie’s comments came after his team had to play a super over in order to defeat the Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Batting first in the normal match, RCB posted a commanding total of 201 with AB de Villiers scoring a dazzling half-century. However, Mumbai managed to level the score, thanks to Ishan Kishan‘s 99 and Kieron Pollard’s 60 of just 24 balls.
Simon Katich to his players:
“The thing that stands out was obviously how skipper Kohli decided to negotiate all his bowlers. Washington Sundar bowled three overs in the powerplay for just seven runs and that was absolutely magnificent. Negi was fantastic as he held three catches. Isuru Udana got his first wicket for RCB. The energy out there was magnificent to watch, I do not think we deserved to lose that game against Mumbai.” Katich was seen telling his players in a video posted from RCB’s official Twitter handle.
While the 45-year-old Aussie admitted that there were more positives than negatives, he also pointed out the importance of finishing games off.
“We did a lot of things right, there are more positives than negatives. In all three matches, we have given the opposition chances, if we are ruthless we will finish them off. If we tidy up, we will go a long way. This game owes us nothing so we will have to start again.” added Katich.
In the super over, Navdeep Saini’s brilliant effort to restrict the Mumbai Indians to just 7 runs saw Royal Challengers Bangalore win the game with ease.