BANGALORE: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said his team needs to play positive cricket to come out of their losing streak after they suffered yet another defeat in IPL 10 on Thursday.
RCB were comprehensively outclassed by Gujarat Lions, who notched up a seven-wicket win with 6.1 overs to spare to revive their IPL play-off hopes.
It was the sixth loss in nine matches for RCB, who were bundled out for 134 by the Lions.
“It is never easy to lose games. Tonight was not clinical. We need to get better with our performances. You got to come out and play with intent,” Kohli said after the match.
“We tried to do it with the bat. The only way to come out of it is to play positive cricket. We are putting too much pressure on the team. Individuals need to stand up and take responsibility.”
Kohli didn’t give any excuse for their top-order collapse as they were reduced to 23-3 by Andrew Tye early in the innings.
“The ball was coming on decently well. Both the innings under lights the ball behaves the same.”
The RCB skipper also praised Aaron Finch, who blasted a 34-ball 72 while chasing 135 to win.
“Credit to Finch he played a fantastic knock. In a small chase it is important if one guys takes the momentum.”