Mumbai’s last league game win over the Delhi Capitals came as a blessing in disguise for RCB, as they became the final team to qualify for the playoffs. RCB finished fourth in the league stage with eight wins in 14 matches. RCB will next be up against Lucknow SuperGiants in the Eliminator on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Speaking to Cricbuzz ahead of the second playoffs game this season, Sehwag admitted that Kohli used to chop and change his side a lot after a couple of poor games. Faf Du Plessis and Sanjay Bangar have brought about a lot of consistency in the side which has helped the team overall.
“The arrival of Sanjay Bangar as head coach and a new captain has changed RCB’s thinking. We have seen how Virat Kohli used to think as he used to drop a player after no performance in 2-3 games. But Bangar and Du Plessis have kept the team almost consistent throughout. Except for Patidar for Anuj Rawat, I don’t think they made any changes due to poor performance,”HE SAID
Has the Captaincy transfer to a foreign player helped RCB?
The Nawab of Najafgarh also feels why an overseas player as captain has helped RCB. The foreign player wouldn’t feel the extra pressure if one brings Virat Kohli into the fold of decision making. Whereas a junior Indian player will have to carry that extra burden.
“If an Indian player had been captain and if Virat Kohli had given him some advice, he might have had to accept it under pressure. So this is what has changed with du Plessis as captain. Sanjay Bangar has also worked with Kohli and he can have a conversation with him about that although he gives advice, the team wants to do something else,”HE EXPLAINED
Lets see RCB’s hunt for the IPL trophy goes on or hits a cessation tonight yet again. Stay tuned to Sportslite for further updates.