Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) endured their seventh thrashing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on account of Mumbai Indians (MI) on Monday. RCB had posted a worse than average aggregate of 171 runs at a batting-accommodating pitch at the Wankhede Stadium. They had AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali to thank for getting them to that aggregate before giving an extreme battle to MI with their trained bowling execution in the center overs.
It came down to the last two overs where MI required 22 runs with Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard on the crease. RCB skipper Virat Kohli gave the ball to left-arm spinner Pawan Negi for the penultimate over. In any case, the move reverse discharges as Hardik took only six balls to get to the objective as he crushed Negi for two sixes and two boundaries.
Ashish Nehra’s thought process was completely at stakes. He asked the skipper, Kohli to introduce a left arm spinner in the penultimate over, which instead back-fired. Kohli has been questioned at the media and he has no words to explain. He says he had plans of bowling Saini in the penultimate over but the circumstances made him bowl Negi. He has been undergoing criticism for his poor captaincy ever since he started playing IPL this season. The team has undergone 7 losses even though they have enough resources. Nehra signaled that he wants kohli to bowl negi, the bowling coach was very poor with his decision as it costed the team. Nehra’s decision was being questioned on Twitter by cricketing analysts and the fans. The team is almost out of the ipl if we consider the current stats. The only we they can come inside the league is by LUCK. Unless and until they improve their bowling unit it is very difficult for them to win matches.