Kohli says Bangalore's heavy IPL defeat a wake-up call
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli stated Monday’s nine-wicket Indian Premier League defeat by Kolkata Knight Riders became a huge jolt to his aspect as they resumed their quest for a first name withinside the Twenty20 competition.
Kohli, who will step down as captain of the franchise after the modern season which restarted in Dubai following a break because of COVID-19, scored 5 runs from 4 balls as his crew had been dismissed for a paltry ninety two in 19 overs.
Kolkata chased down the entire in 10 overs with Shubman Gill making forty eight and Venkatesh Iyer scoring an unbeaten 41. The defeat left three-instances runners-up Bangalore third withinside the standings with 10 factors from 8 games.
“Bit of a crumble for us, little bit of a wake-up call and we'd as properly have this at the start of the second one leg in order that we understand precisely what we want to paintings on,” Kohli stated in his post-match interview.
The IPL resumed greater than 4 months after the Covid-19 outbreak halted the international’s richest T20 event and Kohli counseled his crew seemed rusty in the shorter layout.
“You could make that argument. however as professionals, you’re predicted to show up and regulate to formats, that’s the dynamic of globalwide cricket today. Kohli who's additionally going to step down as captain of T-20 layout after this international cup stated. We have in no way located any trouble doing that however occasionally it could take you a game to get into the event.