The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Devdutt Padikkal after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has told that the wicket was getting tougher to bat at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Notably, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced a loss against MS Dhoni and co. by 6 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. The Virat Kohli-led side started the innings in fashion having a century opening partnership but later were stopped by CSK bowlers at the score of 156.
Speaking about the match opener Devdutt Padikkal told that they were planning to take the game deep as the surface was getting tougher to bat and they knew that things won’t be easy for the new batters.
“Yeah, definitely. There are always some things we can improve on. At that stage, we were looking to take the game deep, we felt that the wicket was getting a little tougher and we knew it would not be easy for someone new coming into bat. So, yeah that was what we were looking to do and trying to take our chances whenever we can,” said Devdutt Padikkal during a virtual post-match press conference.
Notably, Devdutt Padikkal 70 (50) was the highest run-scorer from team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the game against Chennai Super Kings.
Hopefully, We Can Make That Right In The Next Game– Devdutt Padikkal
At one stage RCB was eying at a total of over 170. However, with the poor show of middle-order batting units, they were done and dusted at 156, which eventually resulted in CSK chasing the total comfortably.
Devdutt Padikkal added that they were few runs short and after getting an amazing start they should have posted at least 170-180. Also, he is hopeful that RCB will do better in upcoming games and get back on track.
“Obviously when you have a start like that you would like to get 170-180 at least. We really did not set a target like that, we were trying to play to the merit of the ball, unfortunately, it did not work out against CSK. But hopefully, we can make that right in the next game,” said Padikkal.
Team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will next lock horns with Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium.