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Kohli got angry at RCB’s defeat, reprimanded the team, said – we deserved to lose

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s stand-in captain Virat Kohli admitted that his team ‘deserved to lose’. After the 21-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat said that his players made a lot of mistakes on the field and gifted victory to the opposing team. This was KKR’s fifth consecutive win over RCB in IPL.

Virat Kohli scored his fifth half-century. This is his fifth fifty this season, but the stand-in captain did not get support from the rest of the batting lineup. He could not chase the target till the end. The 34-year-old star batsman was not happy with his team’s dismal performance after the defeat. He admitted that it was his fault after dropping some crucial catches in the outfield and allowing KKR to score 200/5 in 20 overs and hence deserved the defeat. RCB fielders gave two lives to Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana while Roy also dropped the catch.

Kohli said after the match, “To be honest, we gifted the match to him. We deserved to lose. We didn’t play professional enough. We bowled well, but the fielding was not up to standard. We gave them a free gift.” Kohli shared an important partnership with Mahipal Lomror, but Lomror was dismissed after adding 34 runs. After this RCB looked worried for the partnership. Virat said that they were only one partnership away from winning the game and he was particularly unhappy with how his batsmen got out.

Kohli said, “We missed two chances in the field, due to which we lost 25 to 30 runs. We were in a good position with the bat, but then we lost four-five wickets easily. They were not wicket-taking balls, but we hit shots straight into the hands of the fielders. Even after losing wickets while chasing the target, a partnership brought us back into the match. We could not get another good partnership.

Let us tell you that while chasing the target of 201 runs of Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB team could only manage 179 runs for eight wickets despite Virat Kohli’s half-century (54). Apart from them, only Mahipal Lomror (34) and Dinesh Karthik (22) could cross the 20-run mark.