Home > News >

IPL 7: Our bowlers failed to bowl yorkers in the end, says dejected Virat Kohli

Rajasthan Royals needed 92 in their last seven overs. Steve Smith and James Faulkner batted brilliantly to complete the chase with more than an over to spare © PTI
Rajasthan Royals needed 92 in their last seven overs. Steve Smith and James Faulkner batted brilliantly to complete the chase with more than an over to spare © PTI

Bangalore: May 12, 2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli cut a sorry figure after his team’s five-wicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals (RR), stating that his pacers couldn’t hit the blockhole at the death.

“We were just not able to hit the yorkers in the end,” a dejected Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Kohli simply didn’t knew what hit his team as he said that a team would fail to score 64 in 24 balls atleast nine out of 10 times. “64 in four overs, I mean you don’t get nine times out of 10 times. It was brilliant batting from them but we should have got our yorkers,” Kohli rued.

The skipper also seemed a tad upset that there might have been a hint of complacency in his bowlers after the batsmen scored 190. “I told the guys to be on the button as this is a fast scoring ground. I told them at the break that the game is far from over, when you think it is over.” Rival skipper Shane Watson lauded Steve Smith (48) and James Faulkner (41) stating that they had the self belief to perform.

The Australian duo scored 65 runs off just 17 balls to finish the match in a jiffy. “We have always got belief, especially with batting we have got,” Watson said. “We always knew we were ahead of RCB’s run-rate at every stage, and we knew we would have to pull something like their last five overs. And Steve and James were incredible in the end. Big win, especially because of where we were positioned in the game after the way they batted.”

Man-of-the-match Faulkner said in jest that he enjoys playing at the ground more so due to batting than his bowling. “I don’t know about bowling but twice when I have played here, I have been smacked all over the place,” Faulkner said with a straight face. “In all seriousness, I thought AB was going to hit me for six sixes. It was very tough. We needed a few runs. I thought Steven batted really well in the 18th over to give us a lot of momentum, and the rest is history.”

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 3: Jalaj Saxena dismissed on 71 by Pragyan Ojha

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi Day 2

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Pakistan 405/3 at lunch on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Faiz Fazal brings up fifty; Central Zone 128/0 after 37 overs

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Michael Clarke unhappy over Steve Smith’s friendly chat with Azhar Ali

Australia vs South Africa 2014: South Africa move in with hope of victory against Australia in T20I

Jesse Ryder claims he still has the passion to represent New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2015

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Mythbusting — the claim that playing for a weaker batting side handicaps a batsman has no basis

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

Is Shah Rukh Khan giving Aamir Khan sleepless nights?

Kaka to play for Orlando City in friendly match against Flamengo

Rihanna donates USD 135,000 to charity

Diet Tip #38: Choose whole wheat flour over white flour

How to sterilise your baby’s feeding bottle in 5 easy steps

Apple replaces user’s iPad for free after NASA rocket mishap

Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google to start a hardware startup incubator

Jennifer Lopez: “I’ve felt abused in one way or another”

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here