Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went head to head in the IPL on Friday night. In this match, Punjab defeated RCB by 54 runs. While the results of the match strengthened the Punjab Kings’ hopes of playing in the IPL playoffs, the road turned a bit rough for RCB. After the loss in this important game, RCB captain Faf du Plessis was also a bit upset. He answered questions related to the reasons for the loss after the match and the preparations for the next match.
Du Plessis said: ‘Punjab had scored well. The way Jonny Bairstow started the innings, our bowlers were under pressure. I think we managed to stop them later. Reaching this goal of 200 races was not impossible in this field. When you go after big goals like this, you need to not continually lose ground, that’s the problem with us. We continue to lose ground.
Du Plessis also received questions regarding Virat Kohli’s performance in the tournament so far during this period. To this, Duplessis said, “Anytime you’re under a little bit of pressure, the game finds ways to keep you under pressure.” All you can do is keep working hard, keep up the enthusiasm, stay positive with a good attitude, then the pace will catch up somewhere. He made some great shots today. You must have also enjoyed watching them do this. He is handling this situation very well.
Of their final league game on May 19, Du Plessis says: ‘There were one or two areas today where we weren’t good. Overall we didn’t have a good night tonight. Now you have to take a day off, forget about today’s performance and then go back to see which players can be changed for that match that wins in any case.