If we play like this, we don't deserve to win, says Kohli

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 12:38 pm Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
Virat Kohli
April 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Pune by 27 runs in an IPL match on Sunday. RCB's skipper Virat Kohli was very disappointed at the team's performance and expects a better show in remaining matches. Check what Kohli said during presentation ceremony:

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On lossing against Pune

Not an easy thing to find momentum. We don't deserve to win if we play like this. Honestly, last match we fought really hard, today we let the game drift away right in front of our eyes. If we lose without intent, it's not a nice feeling. We have a few things to address. You can't just come out here thinking we're gonna play at home and sweep sides away. We need to play good consistent cricket. Pune was the better team and they won. 

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Last year, we had to win four out of four and we qualified. It's not going to happen every year, so we need to pull our socks up. If you play with intent and get out or get hit for runs, it's fine. You can't be switched off and let the game drift away. As professional cricketers, playing for a franchise and you're playing in front of so many people, and people expect you to do well. So, you got to be at the top of your game and we certainly weren't today. We didn't deserve to win

On his Catch

One of the best (catches) I have ever taken. Reflects on all the training drills. That was one of the very few positives that we can take out of this game. 

On Milne's Bowling

He (Milne) bowled really well, assessed the conditions really nicely and stepped up. He took the opportunity with both hands. Guys coming in have to learn from that. We can't play with fear of failure. We can't bowl thinking what if we leak runs. 

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On Bangalore's Crowd

They (fans) have always backed us throughout. Last year we needed their support and they were out here in huge numbers to do that. Once we get things turning around for us, hopefully we can come back and dominate at home. We as players need to take more responsibility so that we can give the fans something to cheer about.



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