Former Sri Lanka player and now Rajasthan Royals head coach, Kumar Sangakkara has given his opinion about the RR vs RCB clash.
Talking about the game, then the home side wasn’t in the game right from the start.
Furthermore, in the second innings, all the RR batters went down like a house of cards against the firey bowlers of the visitors.
Additionally, this is also their second-lowest total in IPL history in Jaipur and they are now on the verge of being out of the tournament.
Moreover, half of the Rajasthan Royals’ side was in the dugout in the Powerplay itself and Sangakkara did not mince his words and lashed out at his side’s batting performance.
I think we got a little bit carried away in the powerplay, thinking that we had to score too many runs there and try to be ultra-positive. It was a case of trying to build partnerships but unfortunately, we were five down coming out of the powerplay which was probably the end of the game.
Adding further, he said,
They didn’t really get us out but we got ourselves out, it was pretty obvious to see. So, it was not about one individual it’s about the whole batting unit, and we weren’t good enough today.
Sangakkara hopes that RR can still make it to the Playoffs
Coming back to the game, then it was RCB skipper, Faf du Plessis along with Glenn Maxwell who put up a decent total for RR to chase.
While the home side had the firepower to chase it down and win the game, their batters choked and chose some weird shots to get out.
After this loss, Rajasthan Royals are now treading on thin ice and will hope that other results play out in their favor.
Concluding, Sangakkara said,
It was a poor batting performance. We bowled well to keep them under 170, which on this pitch was going to be a good chase. We’ll have to wait, have one game left. Unfortunately, now other results will have to go our way, we got to play for some pride and make sure we win it.
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