Setbacks can show people the brighter side of life and that is what Virat Kohli is doing at the moment as he tries to figure out how to get fired in every way possible during this IPL, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis said Friday. RCB lost to Punjab Kings by 54 runs and Kohli was again out for 20 as he now has just half a century in 13 games.
“He (Kohli) sees the lighter side of it, any way you can get out happens to him. That’s how the game works,” Du Plessis said after the game.
However, the RCB skipper made it clear that even in bad times you have to keep trying and that’s exactly what his predecessor does.
“All you can do is keep trying hard, work hard and stay positive. He played some good shots tonight, would of course want him to continue. Bad patches happen to all of us, he took it the right way.” The RCB squad plans to take a few days off before the final league game on May 19 and from now on even a win may not guarantee a passage to the last four.
“I’ll take a day off and then see how we can play a match that is a must-win for us. An extra net session won’t make you a better player, it’s about making yourself stronger in your head. “
“If we play to our potential we are a very strong side. Unfortunately we didn’t do that tonight,” he said.
The winning skipper Mayank Agarwal said: “Two points are the most crucial for us.” He was full of praise for Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone, who set it up nicely for the bowlers.
“We were brilliant with the bat. Wicket held up a bit. The way Jonny and Livi batted was great. We haven’t changed much to be honest, just about understanding a few situations, understanding the wicket. ” The skipper also did not forget to praise the improving Arshdeep Singh.
“Very very energetic person. Very confident guy (Arshdeep). Enjoy his cricket. Must say he is the leader in the team. He gathers around everyone, takes the responsibility, even goes upstairs and sometimes speaks to the bowlers .”
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