Royal Challengers Bangalore has lost their last match against Kings XI Punjab, Yesterday. But they have in the good position in the Points table. RCB is standing at number 3 position in the points table with 10 points. They have won five matches out of ten matches they have played.
But during the yesterday’s match, AB De Villiers came to bat at number six after unbeaten 73 runs in the previous match while batting at number four. Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube were promoted ahead of the former South Africa skipper but the move did not pay off. While Sundar scored 13 off 14 balls, Dube scored 23 off 19. AB de Villiers finally came out to bat in the 17th over but lasted for only five balls, managing 2.
Now Virat Kohli reveals reason demoting AB De Villiers in the batting order against Kings XI Punjab.
“It was quite surprising, because it went down to the wire. A bit of pressure can confuse you, it was a good performance by Kings XI in the end,” Virat Kohli said.
“We had a chat, it (AB batting at no. 6) was a message about the left-hand, right-hand combination. Sometimes these decisions you take, don’t come off,” Virat Kohli said.
“But I think 170 was a decent score. That’s the idea, get your eye in and start hitting. But we were not able to put them under pressure. We take a lot of pride as a bowling side, but tonight was one of those nights, as it didn’t come off. A few positives from the game. There was no conversation between Yuzi (Chahal) and me to be honest. Things became interesting to be honest. They kind of let us come back in the game, because I think it should have ended by the 18th over,” he further added.