IPL 2016: Virat Kohli urges bowlers to pull up their socks

first_imgStar-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore were once again beaten and once again it was their bowling unit that let captain Virat Kohli down. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, RCB bowlers were hammered black and blue by an in-form David Warner, who hit 90 off just 50 balls to power Sunrisers Hyderabad to a massive 194 for five. (Match Report | Highlights)Chasing a mammoth total, RCB could only manage 179 for six as they suffered their fourth defeat in six matches. They are now placed seventh in the Indian Premier League points table.Kohli admitted 195-run target was a “little too much” even for his side’s formidable batting line-up and wants his bowlers to improve.”We weren’t good enough on the night. Once again, our execution with the ball was poor. When Warner got out, I thought we could restrict them to 175. I thought 195 was a little too much. I’m not worried about the batting bit, it’s the bowling we need to get better at,” Kohli said after his team’s 15-run loss.’Over the moon’Warner continued with his rich vein of form as he blasted yet another match-winning fifty. Although, Warner fell short of his third century in the IPL but the Aussie star was over the moon with a fantastic win.”I’m over the moon with that win. You never know what a good total is, especially when you’re playing a star-studded line-up like RCB,” Warner said.The Sunrisers skipper also praised Kane Williamson, who posted a fifty in his first match, and all-rounder Moises Henriques.advertisement”Williamson and I set out to try and get to 100 without losing a wicket. It was fantastic for him to come in and play the way he did. He played the anchor role to take the pressure off me. Moises was fantastic in the end. He’ coming in really handy for us,” he said.last_img read more