Virat Kohli is playing in the IPL for the last time as the captain of RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes that words like ‘qualifiers and eliminators’ have been coined to create more pressure. He is confident that his team will be able to reach the IPL 2021 final by winning the next two matches. RCB finished third in the league stage behind Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. He will face Kolkata Knight Riders in Eliminator on Monday. “We have a lot of faith in our team, if we don’t make it to the top two, we will have to win two more matches to reach the finals,” Kohli said in Star Sports’ program ‘Inside RCB’. We are fully prepared for this.
“You prepare for all kinds of possibilities and the way I see it, qualifiers and eliminators are just words that have been coined to create more pressure in these matches,” he said. When you play cricket, you either win or you lose. So when you have two options (win and lose) then the mindset can go in the negative side. Our focus is to get on the field and execute our plan and win the match. When your only option is winning and losing is not your option then your game reaches a different level. I think our team is doing the right thing in implementing the plan.
De Villiers said – our game will not change
Whoever wins the match between RCB and KKR will have to play Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier of IPL 2021. Whoever wins in this match will play CSK in the final. At the same time, South African batsman AB de Villiers feels that there will be no change in the team’s game plan regarding the matches of the knockout stage. He said, when everything is at stake, the intensity automatically increases. From the start of the tournament till now, we have put a lot of emphasis, so it is natural that now the enthusiasm will be on the rise. During this the skillset remains the same. My game plan will also not change much and I think the kind of cricket we are playing will not change.
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