This player of Virat's team was reprimanded by the former veteran, said - played very dirty, mentally somewhere else
Royal Challengers Bangalore's team suffered a crushing defeat in the first match of the second leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. RCB could only manage 92 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR went ahead of their playoff hopes by winning the match by 9 wickets. Former West Indies legend Brian Lara raised questions on the way Virat Kohli's team batted in this match.
On Cricket's English website, Lara said, there is only one aspect that is called match fitness, it may happen with Virat Kohli as well. But it was a very close contest as we imagine. We are thinking that this is the RCB team that not only dominated the first half but also played better cricket than the rest. They had a total of five wins out of seven on their account and were struggling like KKR thought this team would miss out. But when you mix one player with another, then the competition becomes very close.
RCB's team is now reduced to the fifth lowest score in IPL. In the first match of the second leg against Kolkata, the team could only reach the score of 92. Devdutt Padikkal scored 22 runs and it was the biggest innings for RCB in this match. Captain Virat Kohli (5), AB de Villiers (0) while Glenn Maxwell (10) could only make it.
Lara further reprimanded Maxwell and said, are these players facing lack of match practice. Yes, look at Glenn Maxwell. He looked very dirty. He was looking very irritated and suddenly he came back out after getting out. He was not even close to the ball he got out. After seeing this, it seemed to me that this player was not there mentally and only wanted to win this battle with his hands.