RCB vs PBKS, 03 October 2021, 3:30 PM IST
KL Rahul hits a 101 m six. Ball lands on highway, goes out of stadium.
Over 2nd, 4th ball.
Hits the billboard at wide long on! Offcutter, 127kph, on off stump, and Rahul hammers it over the leg side. Hits the “we salute all frontline workers” board in the ground, and the broadcasters say that’s 101m long!
Virat Kohli: “Feels amazing. After 2011, we haven’t done it with games to spare. Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign. We have two more opportunities to finish in the top two. Should give us motivation to play even more fearlessly. When you don’t have any wickets on the scoreboard, you can take more risks. Which myself and Dev [Padikkal] have to. 15-20 runs on this ground can be crucial. We have to plug those areas. As a side, we have had an endeavour to improve, whether in losses or wins.
We knew the wicket would get slower and slower. KL and Mayank batted really well, but we knew we were just two wickets from coming back into the game. (On the bowlers) The resurgence of Siraj, ever since he has done well in Test cricket. Harshal’s inclusion has been outstanding. Yuzi has chipped in, as has Shahbaz. Garton has come in. If the players don’t step up, then the campaign goes off track.”
Yuzvendra Chahal: “(What he has done in UAE) I just believe in me. That’s what I was missing in the first half. I have just backed my strength and just varied my line today. On this wicket, 160 is a very good score. We knew if we got early wickets, we could get them. In the middle overs, we decided to go more for dot balls.
(On Mayank) He’s a great batsman and it’s always challenging to bowl to him. I didn’t want to give him loose balls. Wanted him to hit boundaries if he could. We had a good momentum. After the first two games, we have bounced back well. Batting, bowling and fielding. We are just focused on taking it game by game.”
KL Rahul speaks: “I wouldn’t say I haven’t enjoyed wearing it (the Orange Cap) but I would have been happier if we had qualified. It was a score that was par. Maybe 10-15 runs extra. When a guy like Maxwell comes in with that sort of form, it makes it difficult. But with the bat, the last couple of years have been disappointing. If I have to be honest, our batting has let us down. I’ll be lying if I say it doesn’t play on my mind that I play a role that the team demands.
It’s not something that I enjoy, but when you lead the team, you have to accept the responsibility. In T20, the top two or three do score a bulk of the runs. You won’t have people in the middle order scoring 500-600 runs. But we have missed someone in the middle who scores those 30-40 quick runs. Shahrukh and some of the other Indian young guys have been going well.”
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Video of 101 m six by KL Rahul : Ball out of stadium : RCB vs PBKShttps://t.co/3f9ISE9isE— avishkar govardhane (@avishkargovardh) October 3, 2021