Virat Kohli encouraged, RCB showed on the field, the team shone against UP

New Delhi: Big names like Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Sophie Devine, Richa Ghosh and Megan Schutt. Nevertheless, in the first season of the Women’s Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a bad start. This team, captained by Mandhana, had to face defeat badly in their first five matches. However, in the match played against UP Warriors on Wednesday, RCB’s performance showed better and if we say that in this Virat Kohli If there was also a little contribution, then it will not be wrong. Rather a player of RCB himself disclosed this. In the match between UP and Bangalore at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, RCB had decided to bowl first. His decision proved to be correct in the beginning, when the Bangalore bowlers destroyed the top order of UP. In particular, Sophie Devine had taken two wickets in the very first over, while by the 9th over, 5 wickets had fallen for just 31 runs.

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Kohli encouraged the team

In the midst of this banging start of RCB, the team’s veteran all-rounder and England captain Heather Knight revealed that before the match, Indian team’s star batsman and former RCB captain Virat Kohli also met and talked to the women’s team. Knight told the commentators,

We were talking about staying positive. When you are under such pressure, it is important to be aggressive. Then during the day we also had a very good conversation with Virat Kohli. He encouraged all of us.

Virat Kohli has been a part of RCB since the inception of IPL and he was also the captain of the team for 9 seasons. Along with this, he has also been the captain of Team India for a long time. In such a situation, he himself has seen such times and has handled his teams.

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RCB bowlers did wonders

Now the players themselves can tell how much effect the inspiration received from Kohli had on the team. But talking about the match, RCB did their best in bowling this season and bundled out UP Warriors for just 135 runs. Australian all-rounder Alice Parry took the maximum 3 wickets for RCB, while Sophie Devine and Sobhana Asha took 2-2 wickets.

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