The start of the second half of IPL 2021 (IPL 2021 2nd Phase) did not go well for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). First, Virat Kohli shocked the team by deciding to leave the captaincy of the team and then suffered a humiliating defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, after this defeat, captain Kohli tried to encourage the players of RCB. A video of this has been posted by RCB on its Instagram account, in which Kohli is seen cheering fellow players in RCB’s dressing room.
In this video of RCB, Captain Kohli is asking the players to forget Miley against Kolkata and move on. He said that we should accept this as soon as possible. It doesn’t mean that we don’t have to think about the next match. Rather, in the next match, we should enter the field with more enthusiasm, passion, and hunger to win. We have to play the same kind of cricket we played in the first half of the tournament. RCB now has to play its next match against Chennai Super Kings. This match will be played on 24 September in Sharjah.
Balance needed to win: Virat
Kohli further said that we just need to understand that we will have to face such defeat at some point in the tournament. I can’t find any valid reason that we have to take defeat differently. If we have to win this tournament, we have to strike a balance as a team.
RCB team was bundled out for 92 runs
Let us inform you that in the match against Kolkata, RCB was bundled out for just 92 runs while batting first. Veteran batsmen like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell were flops. In reply, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave KKR a 9-wicket win by batting brilliantly. KKR’s team achieved the target of victory in just 10 overs. This is KKR’s biggest win in IPL in terms of balls. KKR has achieved a target for the first time in 60 balls.
At the same time, RCB has suffered such a big defeat for the first time. Mumbai Indians have achieved the biggest victory in terms of balls. In 2008, Mumbai defeated KKR with 87 balls.