IPL 2018

Very happy to get on the board. First home game is very crucial always : Virat Kohli

Kohli: “Very happy to get on the board. First home game is very crucial always. We were decent in the first game and we improved on it. We knew the new ball will come on nicely. Then the bowlers showed composure. Umesh took three wickets and blocked the momentum. Credit to Umesh, Washington, Woakes, and Khejroliya. Once you have five bowlers, you can pick and choose later. We wanted to give them more responsibility. I think 170 would have been par, the pitch is slightly better than last year. We lost two wickets in two balls in the last two games. We need to string partnerships and losing quick wickets puts you behind the eight ball.”



Ashwin: “I’m really proud of the way the boys fought. We were probably 20-30 runs short. I want us to play electric cricket. You have to bat first and win IPL games to win this tournament. Bowling to RCB isn’t that intimidating. We were just a bit short with the runs. I can’t ask for any more from the boys. This wicket wasn’t really suited for spin.”

Man of the Match: Umesh Yadav

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