RCB skipper Virat Kohli has been in the limelight over the past few days. His announcement of stepping down as the RCB skipper at the end of this season has shook the cricketing world and fans alike. Kohli gave this statement ahead of RCB’s tournament resumption in UAE, which kicked off on 20th September. The Virat Kohli-led side had a forgettable start to the second phase of IPL 2021, getting bowled out for 92 runs as they fell prey to the phenomenal bowling by the Kolkata Knight Riders. The RCB skipper got out for just 5 runs in just the second over of the match on Prasidh Krishna’s delivery.
RCB coach reckons that Kohli is desperate to do well
Having suffered an embarrassing defeat in the very first match of the second phase, the Challengers were seen doing some extensive practice to redeem themselves in the second game. In a video uploaded by RCB, skipper Virat Kohli is seen sweating it out hard in the extended practice session. Speaking on the same, RCB’s coach Mike Hesson mentioned, “Virat’s desperate to do well and he likes those one-on-one sessions to keep confidence or basically find his rhythm again and he says, it looks like he found it”.
Watch the video here:
The RCB skipper will undoubtedly aim to make a mark in the upcoming game when they next face Chennai Super Kings on 24th September.
Virat Kohli-led RCB will be aiming to bounce back against CSK
The recent loss for the franchise was not just a humiliating defeat for the skipper, but the entire team at large. While it was a failure from the batting end in the first half, being bowled out for 92, the bowlers too weren’t able to pick wickets or bowl in a way to stop the KKR openers. As a result, KKR secured a comfortable win, winning the game with 10 overs to spare.