RCB ‘Think They Won Everything, Want To Beat Them Every Time’: Gautam Gambhir

Written by Abhishek Patil

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders clash at the IPL 2024 pits two side who share a bit of history. In the first-ever match of the IPL, the two teams faced each other with KKR winning it. Since then, they have come face to face on a number of occasions. Now, ahead of the match, IPL’s official broadcasters shared an old video of Gambhir where he cane bee seen delivering some interesting observations on RCB.

“One team which I wanted to beat every time, probably even in my dreams was RCB. Probably the second-most high profile team, flamboyant team with the owner and probably the squad – Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers. Honestly not won anything, still thought they won everything. That kind of attitude. I can’t take that. Probably the three best wins that KKR ever had was against RCB,” Gautam Gambhir says in the video.

“One thing that I want in my cricket career is go on the field and beat RCB.”

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) allrounder Andre Russell showered praise on Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and said that they have “great matchwinners” in their squad.

The Kolkata-based franchise will lock horns against RCB in their upcoming match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Russell said that KKR won’t be taking RCB for granted as they can take away any game. The Caribbean allrounder added that the Bengaluru-based franchise have good bowling unit.

“My mindset is very clear, especially coming after a win and getting some runs as well. [But] I am not going to take anything for granted. RCB is an amazing team and they have some great matchwinners, who can take the game away from us. They have a good bowling unit as well. So I hope that if I face five, six, seven, eight balls in the backend, I make the best use of it. But I would love the other batters to come to the party tomorrow and at least get some time in the middle,” Russell was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.

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