Dubai: Like captain Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB de Villiers also believes that his team could not showcase their talent against Delhi Capitals (DC), due to which 59 Had to face defeat by runs.
Delhi Capitals scored 194 runs for four wickets in which RCB’s poor fielding contributed a lot. Later, chasing the target, RCB batsmen could score 137 runs for nine wickets.
De Villiers said, ‘Delhi Capilts gets full credit. He started off brilliantly in the first six overs but we bounced back. We should have taken advantage of the wicket but defensive bowling ‘.
Yuzvendra Chahal dripped a catch from Marcus Stoinis, who scored 53 runs off 26 balls.
De Villiers said, ‘He batted really well. We had a chance to create pressure but we could not show our skills. We dropped catches and fielding was also spoiled. The batting also did not go as expected. It was a bad day ‘.
He defended the decision of first batting captain Virat Kohli and said that he thought dew would play a role in the second half but it did not happen.
At the same time, winning four matches out of five, Delhi is on top in the score table. After struggling for the last 12 years, Delhi seems to be a strong contender for the title and experienced off-spinner R Ashwin credited the team’s efforts.
Ashwin said, ‘We have a very good team and everyone is contributing in the win. We started well and for the first time in this match, I completed four overs. Everyone is contributing but there is still room for improvement ‘.
He praised ‘bench strength’ and said, ‘Akshar always bowls well. This is the quality of this team that when I had a shoulder injury, Amit Mishra played the responsibility well and now Amit is injured then Akshar is playing his role. Amit’s lack will eat us but our bench strength is very strong.