People are proud of their strengths. Even in one’s darkest days, one can always count one’s strengths to help them find a way out. People cherish their strengths, guard them with care and cash in on them every now and then to help them climb that quintessential ladder. But when someone puts a dagger through those strengths, it kills one’s soul!
The RCB camp would be highly demotivated and disheartened after last night’s shambolic batting performance despite boasting of three of the best T20 batsmen of this generation. It is bound to send them into that uncertain ‘self doubt’ territory, a place which sucks up your confidence and leaves you with nothing but apprehension about your own abilities.
Virat Kohli is not alien to such circumstances though, with the high flying Indian test team going through similar circumstances when they were outmuscled by Australia in the first test at Pune. He got the team together and wanted them to share the loss as a team, something which he says brought the team closer. Something similar needs to happen with this RCB team, else they can bid goodbye to another title charge.
In this entire situation there is one man who needs be applauded the most and that is Gautam Gambhir. He rallied his troops on like a true leader, not fazed by the quality of the opposition, or the number of runs(or the lack of it) on the board. Incredible field settings, incredible assessment of the conditions and excellent execution led to KKR pulling off a record victory.
In the afternoon game, Hashim Amla once again helped Kings XI put up a big score on board and this time the KXIP bowlers rose to the occassion against a star studded GL batting line up. None of the batsmen except Karthik could do anything of note and KXIP romped to a huge victory.
Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant
The Maha Derby is back again and Mumbai would be itching to take revenge for the last time when Steve Smith’s brilliance helped Pune just about get over the line. But since then Mumbai haven’t lost a game and are sitting pretty at the top of the table. Pune had a slight dip in form after that initial win but an MSD special helped them get their campaign back on track!
Let’s get to business now!
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