Apart from the massive win against Chennai Super Kings, the one big takeaway for the Royal Challengers Bangalore from the match will be the captain coming back to form.
Since the start of the IPL season in the UAE, there has been talk about the form of Virat Kohli. In the first three matches, Virat hadn’t scored a boundary. He often got out in single digits. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, the skipper scored a half-century but the innings against Chennai Super Kings really brought him back to form. He scored an unbeaten 90 of 52 balls where he ran for 50 runs.
Reason Behind His Form
The innings was paced beautifully like vintage Kohli as he was scoring run a ball when RCB lost their fourth wicket for 93 runs. In the last 4 overs, Kohli launched a carnage with Shivam Dube scoring 66 runs. Speaking about coming back to form, he said,
“It’s about understanding the conditions and respecting the game, instead of trying to hit every ball into the second tier of the stadium. Having played so much cricket, especially T20 cricket, I have learned that if you are set at death, you can capitalize. Before that, I was trying to do too much. If you think too much about responsibility, you get burdened. That super over where I had to strike, else we would have lost, freed me up. Training all these days also helped.”
The win against CSK was RCB’s biggest win against their southern counterparts. This was also the fourth win of the season for the team. With this, RCB is currently in the fourth position with 8 points. Kohli was also awarded the man of the match. Further, he said,