‘We don’t deserve to win if we field like that’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 May 2018 11:57:39


 

BENGALURU

ROYAL Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said they didn’t deserve to win against Kolkata Knight Riders and blamed the sloppy fielding for their six-wicket loss which has jeopardised their IPL campaign.RCB slumped to their fifth defeat in seven games after failing to defend 176 against KKR Sunday night.“If we look back, we didn’t deserve to win. I don’t think we’re trying hard enough, we need to be hard on ourselves. We don’t deserve to win if we field like that. We can’t afford to field like that and let singles go to boundaries. We were just not good enough tonight.”


If RCB lose their next match, they would put themselves in a precarious situation of winning all remaining games, out of which four are away games.Kohli said they need to consider every match as a virtual semi-final from now.“I can’t pin point anything right now, we need to win six out of seven to qualify from here. We need to be in that mindset to take every match as virtual semi-final from now,” he said.“There’s no room for lapses, complacency or hesitation. We need our guys stepping up and hopefully the guys can put up a better show.”Brendon McCullum said it was a big blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore to miss the services of AB de Villiers in the crucial match against Kolkata Knight Riders.“We definitely missed AB de Villiers. He is probably the best player in the world and one of the best we have seen in the history of the game, so for him to be absent was a huge blow for us.”