RCB are placed seventh in the IPL points table  © AFP
RCB are placed seventh in the IPL points table © AFP

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) succumbed to their fifth defeat in VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) last evening. They were crushed to a 6-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. It was once again RCB’s death bowling coupled with poor fielding that led to Virat Kohli’s skippered side’s loss.

Speaking at the presentation, Kohli was critical of his fielders. He said: “The pitch is bringing out surprises everytime we bat. Looked better than it played. 175 was a really good score I felt. If we field like that, we don’t deserve to win. We need to be hard on ourselves and be braver with the ball and in the field, we need to correct those things going forward. We didn’t deserve to win with the way we fielded. We weren’t just good enough tonight. I can’t pin-point anything at this point.”

On RCB’s chances in the IPL, Kohli said: “We got to win 6 out of 7 to qualify from here. We need to be in that mindset to take every match as a virtual semi-final from here and there’s no room for complacency. Need guys stepping up their game at the right time. Hopefully, they understand that moving forward.”