Virat Kohli added he wanted to see his team through the match by staying till the end © AFP
Virat Kohli added he wanted to see his team through a win in the match by staying till the end © AFP

Virat Kohli has said that RCB‘s losses even after posting 150 plus totals hurt him the most which goaded him to stay at the wicket till the end to register the much-needed victory today against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in Match 35 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. “Even after posting 150 plus totals, we were losing, and hence decided to put a premium on my bat and made up my mind to stay at the wicket till the end and see the team through a win which was very much needed,” he said. He also said that he preferred Sachin Baby to Sarfaraz Khan in his side on account of superior fielding abilities. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 35 at Bangalore

“He [Sarfaraz] understands the areas in which he needs to work on as far as the fitness and fielding part is concerned. You can’t afford to have too many guys in the field who are not up to the mark with their fielding because the outfield here is lightning quick,” Kohli said. “I think Sachin is in that aspect is very committed and he is fit and he works on those things. Me as captain, I want to have a guy who gives 120 per cent on the field and saves some crucial five to six runs,” he added. READ: Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s IPL record!

In addition to commenting about Sarfaraz’s fielding abilities, Kohli said because of the position he comes in to bat, the Mumbai lad hardly gets 10 to 15 balls to play. “Also, we understand the position Sarfaraz plays, he is going to get 10 to 15 balls to play,” he said.