RCB vs KXIP, IPL 2020: Virat Kohli takes blame for RCB’s defeat after dropping KL Rahul twice | Cricket News

DUBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli had no qualms in taking the blame for losing Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul two times, which contributed considerably to their 97-run defeat within the Indian Premier League (IPL) right here on Thursday.
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Kohli felt had he now not dropped Rahul, who remained unbeaten on 132, two times KXIP should not have been in a position to head previous the 200-run mark.
“I’ve to face in entrance and take the brunt of it, now not the most productive day within the workplace, couple of essential probabilities of KL when he used to be set and that price us 35-40 runs at a later degree. Perhaps if we limited them to 180, we don’t have been beneath force from ball one of the most chase,” mentioned Kohli on the post-match presentation.
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KXIP posted 206 for 3 and RCB had been bundled out for 109 in 17 overs.
“We all know precisely the place we went flawed and I’ve to position my hand up and say a few essential probabilities went down. There are days when some of these issues occur at the cricket box, they occur and we need to settle for them.

“Now we have had a just right recreation (in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad), we’ve got had a foul recreation and now it’s time to transfer on and be informed from the errors we made,” mentioned Kohli.
On sending the younger Josh Philippe forward of himself at quantity 3, Kohli mentioned: “He has batted on the best of the order for Western Australia and achieved smartly within the BBL as smartly. Early days within the match, so we concept we can maximise his skill and spot how we cross from there on. We concept we can give ourselves a little bit of intensity within the center overs (through sending Philippe up the order).”
The Australian wicketkeeper-batsman had batted within the middle-order in RCB’s first recreation in opposition to Sunrisers.
RCB subsequent play protecting champions Mumbai Indians right here on September 28.