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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli does not see himself playing for any other franchise apart from RCB

Despite having a plethora of stars in the side, RCB have never won the title and the captain believes that poor decision making in crunch situations could be one the main reasons for the drought.

cricket Updated: Mar 18, 2019 09:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli speaks during the launch of the team's mobile application at a press conference, in Bengaluru, Saturday, March 16, 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli speaks during the launch of the team's mobile application at a press conference, in Bengaluru, Saturday, March 16, 2019(PTI)
         

Back in 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up a plucky, fiery young man in Virat Kohli in their squad. Well, Kohli was the captain of the victorious Under 19 side and his stocks were on the rise. After struggling to get game time in the first couple of years, Kohli, who has now become synonymous with RCB, is one of the biggest names in international cricket.

He has received tremendous support in Bangalore and now the skipper concedes that he would never want to switch sides in the future and would always want to wear the RCB jersey.

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“To me, it (playing for RCB) has been a most special experience. I don’t see myself leaving or playing for any other franchise,” Kohli said while speaking to reporters during the launch of RCB’s new app in Bengaluru.

“The (RCB’s) failure lies where decisions aren’t made properly. If I sit here and say our luck was bad, that won’t be right. You make your own luck, and if you make poor decisions and the other team makes good ones, you will lose,” the RCB skipper added.

Despite having a plethora of stars in the side, RCB have never won the title and the captain believes that poor decision making in crunch situations could be one the main reasons for the drought.

“When we played big matches too, our decision-making wasn’t right. When your decision-making is spot on and balanced, those teams win the IPL. The teams that are more relaxed, don’t take the pressure too much, and take good decisions in pressure moments - they should get the credit for winning,” Kohli said.

First Published: Mar 18, 2019 09:04 IST

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