Chahal looks at RCB past for inspiration

Chahal looks at RCB past for inspiration

Yuzvendra Chahal sounds confident about RCB's comeback in the ongoing IPL. DH Photo

Bangalore, DHNS: The Royal Challengers Bangalore have a host of problems to solve. In dire times, teams look for inspiration to bounce back. The Challengers can take a cue from their own previous seasons to script a revival.

In 2015, despite the stop-start show, Virat Kohli’s men went on to make the play-offs on the back of some fighting performances in the second half of the league. In 2016, RCB’s remarkable revival was the story of the season. From the brink of elimination, the Challengers registered six-straight victories to storm into the final. This time, the situation is no different.

RCB’s strike bowler, Yuzvendra Chahal, is not a worried man. The leggie said that there is no point in looking at the past. “The last match was very disappointing. But we are going to forget about these six matches and look forward. In 2015 and 2016, we came back brilliantly and we should feel confident that we still have eight matches to play,” Chahal said here at the pre-match press conference on Saturday.

Many felt that Kohli missed a trick or two when he bowled out Chahal by the 14th over. Chahal had accounted for Sam Billings and the danger man Ravindra Jadeja and perhaps the leggie would have been vital for RCB in the final few overs. Chahal though backed his skipper’s decision

“When I came on to bowl my final over, we were going for wickets. If I would have got a wicket in that over, people would have praised that idea. We wanted a wicket in that over, and then Bravo would have been the only remaining batsman. Meanwhile, their plan was to go after the other bowlers and take singles in my over. It worked for them. These things happen. We are definitely focused on bowling well in the last five overs.

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