Virat sets sights on top 2 finish, promises fearless cricket in his final season as captain
Virat Kohli is ready to play fearless cricket in the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League 2021. After qualifying for the playoffs, Virat said it is amazing to book the place in the playoffs with two games to go.
After Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are the third franchise to seal the playoffs spot.
RCB have 16 points from 12 matches with 4 teams still in the fray for the remaining spot. RCB will play Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 6 and Delhi Capitals on October 8. “Feels amazing. After 2011, we haven’t done it with games to spare. Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign. We have two more opportunities to finish in the top two. Should give us the motivation to play even more fearlessly,” Kohli said.
RCB were given a fine start by Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, who scored a brilliant fifty and AB de Villiers added important runs before the flurry of wickets in the end.
In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj were exceptional.
“The resurgence of Siraj, ever since he has done well in Test cricket. Harshal’s inclusion has been outstanding. Yuzi has chipped in, as has Shahbaz. Garton has come in. If the players don’t step up, then the campaign goes off track.”