919 Runs In Single IPL Season Virat Kohli Again Takes RCB to Playoffs

Royal Challengers finish second on the points and set up a clash with Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier.

Kohli (Man of the Match): “Honestly, those stats (about me) have mostly reached me through images but I choose not to look at it. Every game is an opportunity to win it for your team. We were at No. 7 position in the table, an impossible situation, and now we have two chances at the final, having finished at No. 2. I tried to make the most of my batting form and take the team through. Our focus has paid off. It’s not easy but you have to start afresh everyday. I know it sounds boring and traditional but it has to be boring. Everyday has to be made use of, if you are a sportsman at this level. I am extra motivated when I come on to the field and make sure I work hard off the field as well. It’s very important to not get rude or arrogant about your form or about how you strike the ball. There will be a few incidents, people will have a go at you on the field, but after the chat is done, you have to get back to being confident and calm about your skill. The Australia series this year, I felt that people genuinely want me to do well. I play my heart out for the country and for the team I am playing for right now. Batting has done well but the bowlers – the wicket was worth more than 130 odd. Easily 160 par wicket. You can tend to get carried away, thinking the batting is doing well but we conceded very few runs in the last few overs. Everyone was keen in the changing room to stand up and say that he’s going to do well. The support has been good and we heard RCB’s chants here too in Raipur. Will happen when you have two of the most loved cricketers in de Villiers and Gayle in the team.”

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MatchDD vs RCB, 56th Match, Indian Premier League, 2016
Date-Sunday, May 22, 2016
Toss-Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opt to bowl
Time-02:30 PM GMT
Venue-Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Umpires-Nand Kishore, Bruce Oxenford
Third Umpire-Virender SharmaMatch RefereeChinmay Sharma

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