IPL 2021: Win like this will give us confidence to pull off game from any state of affairs, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Friday mentioned the way by which his facet beat Delhi Capitals will give them “the confidence to pull off a game from any situation” as they head into the IPL playoffs.
A final-ball six by K S Bharat (78 not out) gave RCB victory after they wanted 15 from the final over.
“Unbelievable game. We had nothing to lose, but it was a competitive game which is always the case in the IPL. This gives us the confidence that we can pull off a game from any situation,” Kohli mentioned after the game.

Table-toppers DC set third-positioned RCB a goal of 165 after they had been despatched into bat.
“To lose wickets and to still beat the team at the top of the table feels good.We have beaten them twice now. The way AB batted in the beginning and then with KS (Bharat) and Maxwell in the end was unbelievable.”

Wicketkeeper Bharat was promoted to quantity and he delivered in type.
“We thought that there could be a collapse or something. We thought of it the other way around. We haven’t chased much in this tournament. Number three hasn’t been an issue.
“We needed to give Christian a while, he was batting rather well within the center. We took that probability and it did not come off.

“We knew KS was a guy who could come in at three at any stage. I think we need to sharpen up in the field. Sometimes the boundaries that go at crucial stages, could be critical. You need to be switched on always.”

“A win like this gives you the confidence. We have played well in Sharjah. We have been able to handle the conditions and keep the opposition in check if things have gotten away from us.”
Delhi dropped a couple of catches on the day, together with giving Maxwell (51) a life, and people misses price them ultimately.

“See, in T20s, you talk a lot about fielding and if you field like we did tonight, the other team deserves to win,” DC skipper Rishabh Pant mentioned.

“We lost too many wickets in the middle, but I think the total was decent enough on this kind of a wicket, but we need to do better in the field next time. We were trying to keep it simple most of the time, but it was difficult for the bowler to grip the ball due to the dew.
“Not feeling nice in the meanwhile, these are the type of video games you’d want to win, however we did put in our 100%.”

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