‘Lot of Moisture, Changed the Ball Three Times’: Faf du Plessis Rues Wet Conditions After GT Eliminate RCB

Written by Mohan Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis hailed Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill for their magnificent centuries on Sunday in an Indian Premier League contest. RCB’s Kohli slammed a record 7th IPL century to give his team a fighting chance by helping them post 197/5 while batting first against Gujarat Titans.

However, Gill had some other plans he also scored a century in return to knockout RCB from the IPL 2023. It was a must-win game for RCB who were inconsistent throughout the season. The franchise banked on Kohli, Du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj to get positive results and lacked collective effort which resulted in the elimination before the playoffs stage.

Talking about the defeat, Du Plessis hailed Gill for his magnificent knock but also blamed dew for their below-par bowling performance while defending the target.

“Very disappointed. We played a really strong team tonight, Shubman Gill, amazing hundred. It was really wet in the second innings. It was wet in the first innings, a lot of moisture so we changed the ball three times so there wasn’t a lot of grip,” Du Plessis said after the match.

Du Plessis admitted that Kohli gave RCB a fighting chance but Shubman take the game away from them.

“Virat played an unbelievable knock to give us a chance and thought that was a good score, but Shubman played incredibly well to take the game away from us,” he added.

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