With Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday in the Eliminator of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian skipper Virat Kohli has entered the bubble created for the Indian players as they preparing for the upcoming series against Australia amid COVID-19 outbreak. Speaking with ANI, sources aware of developments in RCB said the Indian captain was entering the bubble created for the players selected for the Australian series after the game against SRH.
“Kohli entered the Team India bubble late last night after the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will likely take a day or two off to prepare for the series in Australia,” the source said.
Mayank Agarwal and all of them have already started preparations with test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari when their respective campaigns ended in the ongoing IPL and as reported by ANI, the squad started preparations for the day-night test against Australia in Adelaide starting Friday. evening with pink balls.
Returning to Friday night’s action at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, SRH beat RCB by six wickets to set up a clash with Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 to be played on Sunday. The winner will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the final in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Commenting on the game, Kohli said, “When talking about the first innings, I don’t think we had enough runs on the board. We made a great game in the second half, the positions where we were in the second. got half in. It’s a game of margins and if Kane (Williamson) was taken there then it’s a different ball game.
All in all, they put us under a lot of pressure in the first innings. Few soft firings, a few lucky ones for them too and we just didn’t have enough runs on the board. with the bat. We didn’t have stages in the game where we got away from the opposition. We just let bowlers bowl to the areas they wanted and didn’t put enough pressure on them. “
But Kohli praised the guys for putting on an overall strong show, even though the last few matches didn’t go the way Kohli wanted. “A few people have stood and had a good season, Devdutt (Padikkal) is one of them and Siraj has made a good comeback. Yuzi (Yuzvendra Chahal) has been solid as ever, AB has been solid as ever.
“A few positives for RCB and Devdutt is one of them, he’s gotten nicely up and getting 400+ runs isn’t easy. He’s played with a lot of class and efficiency for the team. Very happy for him. The others contributed but just That also tells you the strength of the teams in the IPL, no team is a favorite as such and every team has strong players, one of the other reasons is playing in only three locations and there is no home and away advantage .
“Similar conditions for everyone and that’s the reason this is one of the competitive IPL this year. It was great to have had this chance to come out and play. There’s a bigger picture here and we all wear it there. to all our fans who have supported us like every year, we just want to thank them. “
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