Virat Kohli's blunt remark from RCB captain Faf du Plessis after the team's win against SRH

RCB captain Faf du Plessis' 'blunt Virat Kohli remark' after team's win over SRH

Faf du Plessis in presentation ceremony after RCB's victory against SRH© BCCI/Sportzpics

Royal Challengers Bengaluru skipper Faf du Plessis was a relieved man after his team ended a six-game losing streak with a 35-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here on Thursday. “Last two games we showed great signs of fighting. SRH game was over 270, we got 260. KKR game also – 1 point. We have been close for a while, but you have to win games matches to have confidence. “As a group, we will sleep easier tonight. You can't talk about confidence in the group, you can't pretend to have confidence in the group,” he said during the post-match presentation ceremony.

While Virat Kohli has been their top scorer, Du Plessis is happy that other batters are also returning among the runs.

“The competition is so strong, the teams are so strong that you will get hurt if you are not 100 percent. More and more guys are scoring points now. In the first half of the tournament, only Virat was scoring points . Greeny was now scoring points to be huge for him.”

Chasing 207, SRH's ultra aggressive approach with the bat backfired as they were 69-5 in the 8th over and could not recover thereafter.

“Not an ideal evening. Few players above average with the ball and unfortunately lost a few wickets throughout our innings. We were going to bat first, it seems to be working for us. Before the last wins, we thought we were a bowl-first team,” said SRH captain Pat Cummins.

“The boys are doing really well, it's T20 cricket, you're not going to win every game. Don't get too hung up on that.” Regarding their high-risk, high-reward approach with the bat, Cummins said: “I think that's our strong point. It's not going to work every game. One or two games where it hasn't gone well At the start we always managed to get a good total. I still think that's the way to go for our boys.

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