Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won two consecutive matches but captain Virat Kohli doesn’t want to get carried away with the victories in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
“To be very honest, we’re not over-excited with victories. We have a clear plan and backing our players. Got Harshal from Delhi for a role. It’s a long tournament and you have to be professional with your job,” Kohli told host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.
On Tuesday, KKR also lost the match against Mumbai Indians in a win-win situation. Kohli told how Mumbai Indians were not out of the game on Tuesday.
“You saw it in KKR vs MI – you’re never really out of the game. Those extra options made an impact on performances in the middle overs. I told them if we’ve struggled to 149, it will be tougher for the opposition. I truly believed we could win with 150,” said Kohli.
“Not as exhausted as I’m proud. It was a top game for us and probably it will get tougher and tougher here,” he added.
Glenn Maxwell set a target of 150, which ensured that RCB hit a series of wickets despite scoring a half-century in their second innings.
“The wicket was never belter and tonight our pressure was spot-on. The wicket kept getting harder and harder with the old ball. It’s about getting momentum in the first six overs, but for us, Maxi gave us that momentum and got us closer to 150,” Kohli opined.
RCB will next lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.