IPL 2019: Virat Kohli promises expressive cricket from RCB in their final two games

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore still have a mathematical chance of reaching the IPL 2019 playoffs even after their 16-run loss against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. Royal Challengers need to win their last two league matches and then depend on some of the other results to go their way in order for them to advance in the tournament.But captain Virat Kohli knows the chances of his team advancing are minimal which is why he urged his players to have some fun in their next two games and not worry too much about the other factors.”We can only focus on having fun, that’s what we decided to do and has helped us win four out of the last six games. We don’t want to take too much pressure.”The fun factor should never go away, we still got two games and we’ll work hard. We’ll go out there, expressive cricket and be positive. When we’re done with the two games, we’ll sit down and see where this tournament goes,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.That’s that from Delhi as the @DelhiCapitals win by 16 runs and are through to the Playoffs pic.twitter.com/KtxeYqEwUYIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2019Chasing 188 for victory, Royal Challengers got off to a blazing start thanks to Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli but their chances diminished once the openers departed after adding 63 runs in quick time.Parthiv once again top-scored for his side with 39 runs while Kohli made 23 but the rest failed to fire which led to their downfall. Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 32 off 24 balls kept their hopes alive at the end but the target was just too far out of his reach and he also kept losing partners at the other end.advertisementRCB were restricted to 171 for 7 by Delhi Capitals with Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra bagging two wickets each while Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel and Sherfane Rutherford picked one wicket each. Delhi Capitals became the second team after Chennai Super Kings to reach the playoffs after this win.WATCH: When Virat was quicker than the Third UmpireFull video here https://t.co/ElvGxIo71r #DCvRCB pic.twitter.com/VThDypQA0nIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2019Kohli admitted that his team got outplayed by Delhi Capitals in the crucial moments which led to their eventual loss.”It was an important toss, but even after losing it, the way we bowled was nice. Showed character but the game got away, 185 on that pitch with three spinners in their ranks was going to be tough.”We were thinking 160-165, we had a chance. In crunch moments, Delhi played better than us. With the bat, we started very well. PP was outstanding, I got off to a start but me and AB getting out to balls you don’t get out to changed it,” Kohli said after the match.RCB have two home games remaining in their campaign with the first against Rajasthan Royals on April 30 and the last one versus Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 4.Also Read | DC vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli trolls himself after losing toss for the 9th timeAlso Read | Virat Kohli arrives at Kotla as RCB look to dominate DC againlast_img

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