Virat Kohli looked sad: In the game between RCB and KKR, Virat Kohli said, “To be honest, we gave them the game.” We should have lost because we were not proper on the pitch.
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In the IPL 2023’s 36th match, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost badly at home. In 20 overs, the first team, Kolkata Knight Riders, made 200 runs and lost 5 wickets. In 20 overs, the RCB team could only score 179 runs. They lost the game by 21 runs. In this match, the RCB batsmen failed.
Virat Kohli looked sad
Only Virat Kohli was able to get a fifty. In 37 balls, he got 54 runs. But Faf 17, Shahbaz 2, Maxwell 5, Lomror 34, and Dinesh Karthik could only score 22 runs. None of the RCB batters could get their team close to winning. While he was on the pitch, he missed many easy catches. After this loss, Captain Virat Kohli said something very important.
We should have lost
To be honest, we gave the game to him, Kohli said. We should have lost because we were not proper on the pitch. We weren’t playing as well as we should have been, and there’s no shame in saying that. When you look at the game as a whole, we didn’t make the most of our opportunities. We lost 25–30 runs because we missed a few chances. We also missed some chances when we were playing, which caused us to lose the game.
Need to get serious instead of playing games
Kohli went on to explain why they lost: “We lost wickets on balls that were easy for the fielders to catch.” Even though we lost wickets while trying to reach the goal, we were only one pair away from being able to stay in the game. Kohli also said, “I think we need to step it up instead of playing soft.” We win one game but lose another. This should make us worried. We need to win a few games so that we can keep going in the league.