IPL 2018: Virat Kohli wants everyone to be patience for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB hasn't started well in Indian Premier League 2018, with three loss out of four games.

Virat Kohli | IANS

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper isn't worried about the recent performance. He thinks it's just the early phase of a 50-day long tournament and they will get better as the league progresses.

Talking to Times Now, Virat also spoke about the Orange Cap. He says it doesn't matter for him when the team isn't winning the matches. 

"Well, it's not even 10 days into the tournament. We are not thinking that way. We can't still and analyze the entire league right now where we have played just four games and people seem happy to jump the gun pretty soon which we don't do as a team. If we as a team think like the people outside then there is no point playing the game," Kohli said.

"Orange cap and all those don't matter to me when the team is not winning. If you are winning and your contributions aren't small as well, those are the things you take pride in. So we aren't even thinking of analyzing the season yet as it is a long road ahead and in our most successful seasons we have actually made a late comeback to make it to the playoffs. I strongly believe we will pick up at the right time."

RCB are yet to find another win after defeating Kings XI Punjab in their home. The team has suffered three defeats till now and it's not looking good for them as their bowlers have conceded over 200 runs in last two games. 

Kohli scored 92 runs against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede. RCB were chasing a huge total of 214 and no one gave company to the lone warrior, Virat. 

The RCB skipper was very upset after the loss and he clearly said in strong words that the orange cap doesn't matter for him. This sends a strong message to his teammates. 

"I don't really want to wear the orange cap right now. Mumbai played well, we didn't get any chances, and when you have your back against the wall - like they did - they could play fearlessly. We tried our hardest but couldn't get the breakthroughs in after the two early wickets," Kohli had said after their defeat to Mumbai. 

The Indian cricket team captain will also join the County team Surrey after the IPL 2018. He thinks it will help him to improve his batting. "I am very excited for the England tour and for county cricket, I am really happy." 

Talking to Times Now about the South Africa series, Kohli said, " The South Africa series was great. It was one of the most exciting series I was a part of.Test cricket by far the best form in the sport. When you lose a test match, you understand how hard it has been. It's sometimes difficult for people outside to understand the game, but for us cricketers, it's the ultimate form of the game. For cricketers, the format will never fade away and are even happy playing 7 or 8 Test matches in a series."

 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 19 Apr, 2018

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