The Bangalore-based franchise locked horns with Delhi on Monday at Dubai International Stadium. The 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 saw Bangalore getting defeated against Delhi. After winning the toss, Virat Kohli asked the opposition to bat first. The fiery knock by Marcu Stoinis helped Delhi put up a target of 197-runs for Bangalore to chase. However, the Bangalore squad collapsed 59-runs short the given target. In the post-match presentation, skipper Virat Kohli reflects on the reasons behind Bangalore’s loss against Delhi.
Post the defeat, Virat Kohli feels that Bangalore needs to be more professional in crucial moments.
The 31-year old batsman said, “We know we are playing good cricket. We just need to be professional in those big moments. The conversation around chasing has been to have one big partnership.”
Kohli scored 43-runs off 39 balls before falling prey to Kagiso Rabada’s delivery.
During the presentation, Virat Kohli candidly praised the efforts of Delhi. The Bangalore skipper was all praises for the brilliant knocks by Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.
Speaking of the same, Kohli said, “Getting four out of five, I will take that any day. Kudos to the boys. Also, the temperament shown in pressure situations (was great). Strategy was to play with freedom and be fearless.”
This win has now helped Delhi climb at the top of the IPL Points Table, while RCB is in the number three spot.
Up next, Delhi will face Mumbai on October 11, and Bangalore will lock horns with Chennai on October 10.