90 minutes in the nets brings out the best
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis lauded Virat Kohli’s efforts after the former captain’s 73 helped them beat Gujarat Titans and keep their playoff chances alive.
RCB’s fate now depend on the Delhi Capitals’ match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
Kohli himself was satisfied to have helped his team win by eight wickets.
“I can keep going. It was an important game. I was disappointed that I haven’t done much for my team and that is what bothers me... Today (Thursday) was a game where I was able to create an impact for the team,” said Kohli.
“I have worked really hard. I batted 90 minutes in the nets yesterday (Wednesday). I came in very free and relaxed,” said Kohli.
“I won’t be standing here being ungrateful for all that I have achieved.
“With the very first shot of Shami, I felt I could hit length balls over the fielder’s head. I knew that tonight was the night when I could kick on. It has been wonderful that I have got so much support in this edition. I am forever grateful for all the love that I have never seen before.”
Captain Du Plessis said: “Throughout the season we haven’t done as much as we would have liked. But you still need to back these big players. Virat had been putting in the hard yards in the nets. I play the role with him and get him pumped up. He has got so much emotions and he pulls you through.”
Referring to the upcoming Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians match, Du Plessis said: “I think tonight was important for obvious reasons… I am banking on (Mumbai captain) Rohit (Sharma) to come good.”