Andre Russell came up with another sensational display of power hitting to fire Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru on Friday. Needing 66 runs off 24 balls, KKR were up against it before Russell came in and smashed an unbeaten 48 off 13 balls to complete the job with five balls to spare.
“There is no guessing there (about where they lost), the last 4 four overs that we bowled was just unacceptable. We needed to be more clever, nothing came off and we just cracked under pressure. That’s been our story this season so far. If you bowl with not enough bravery in the crucial overs, it’s always going to be difficult against power-hitters like Russell. I wasn’t really happy getting out at that moment, could’ve got 20-25 more. AB didn’t get much strike in the end. I thought the runs were enough on the board, we didn’t have enough composure. But if you can’t defend 75 in the last four overs, then I don’t know if you can defend 100. We can have a bit of chat about what went wrong, apart from that nothing much you can say. I don’t think talking enough helps all the time. You need to give the guys some space and come back stronger in the next game. It’s been a disappointing season so far, but we are still optimistic about our chances. We just have to believe in ourselves that we can turn things around.” said Kohli after losing the match.
Meanwhile RCB’s social media handle made a blunder by asking RCB to play like this. For their post most of their own fans started trolling them with their trolls and hatred. In their facebook post RCB wrote “What a close match that was! A commendable effort by our team tonight. Keep #PlayingBold like this, Challengers!”
Check out some of the comments for this post :
Meanwhile RCB’s twitter handle’s first tweet after the loss said that they are “Speechless” after seeing the loss which received many number of negative comments from their own fans as well. Check out some of them here :
Remove Ashish Nehra from Bowling Coach
— ಕಿರಣರಾಜ (@kiranraj3661) April 5, 2019
You should have brought Pawan Negi after Siraj was sent off. You lost right down there
— Varun (@Varun60103083) April 5, 2019
Not bowled a single Yorker ?? No game plan for Russel
— Rohit Vichare (@RohitVichare200) April 5, 2019
My family has to save television from me today…..ohhhhhh. 205 today and lost.
— Piyush Trivedi (@Pktsujju) April 5, 2019
Now where are those fans ? Who wants Southee in the XI ! 😂🤣
— Sagar Patil (@MyDream11Teams) April 5, 2019
Everything was going right, then Klaassen caught Rana……..why ??
— Ganesh Pradhan (@imGpradhan) April 5, 2019
— Rithin Machery (@rithin710) April 5, 2019
— ARIF M (@arif2299) April 5, 2019
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