Team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and captain Virat Kohli praised the century of Devdutt Padikkal (101 not out) after his great inning and registering a stunning 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League here.
Kohli said after the match, “It was a great inning, he also batted well in his first season last time. Talked about being aggressive after 40–50 runs. Great talent, will do well in the future. I think partnership is very important in T20.”
Kohli also played an unbeaten 72-run half-century, but he was not so aggressive at the start and let Padikkal play at the other end.
To this, he said, “You cannot always be an aggressive player. When one of the two players played fast, it was important for me to rotate the strike and if I was aggressive, the other end player would have to do it. Today my role was a bit different, I wanted to stand on the pitch. But I did aggression in the end and the pitch was also good. We talked about the score of 100 and he said, let’s finish the match. “
Kohli said of the bowling, “Dev’s innings was fantastic, but I think aggressive bowling and positiveness were important. There is no big-name among our bowlers, but our bowlers have been effective. The team was good in the death overs in all four matches. We saved 30 to 35 runs. “
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals young captain Sanju Samson said, “Our batsmen had made a good score despite breaking the top order but they did even better by scoring the target without losing a single wicket.” We have to work on some things and review our batting honestly. This is what the game is about, we keep coming back after failure, working on things. Defeat leads to disappointment, but you have to keep fighting. “
Man of the match, Padikkal said, “Honestly, it was special. I was just waiting for my turn to face the ball. When I was Covid-19 positive, I just wanted to come here and play. I did not play in the first match, I feel very bad about this