Kohli lauds RCB’s fighting spirit after sensational comeback win against SRH

Written by Sumit Seth

Royal Challengers Banaglore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli was all smiles after his team’s sensational comeback win against the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). David Warner’s SRH were once crusing to a comefortable victory when but Yuzevendra Chahal-inspired RCB bowling unit made an epic comeback to clinch the match by 10 runs.

Virat Kohli said winning against SRH was “amazing” and credited his leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to change the course of the game. The 31-year-old lauded the spinner’s efforts, saying that he showed that one can turn the ball on any pitch if he is capable enough.

Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 consecutive wickets in the 16th over to bring back RCB in the match. He dismissed dangerous lookiing Jonny Bairstow and then Vijay Shankar.

“It’s amazing to be honest. Last night we were only the other side of the result, 6-nil. Nice to be 1-nil. We kept our composure and Yuzi comes in and completely changes the game for us. Not many spinners got much out of the pitch, but tonight he showed that you can turn it if you have it in your wrists. He turned the game.

“To be honest, we started really well. Devdutt was really good on debut, Finchy as well. But when you lose two in two, you have to consolidate. If not for two in two, you were looking at maybe 10-20 runs more.

“In the past if we had 43 off 5, you’d see the shoulders dropping but the guys kept believing, kept attacking. Someone like Washy not bowling enough and a part-timer doing it are good signs,” Virat Kohli said.

RCB are chasing their maiden IPL title and will next face Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.

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