IPL 2017: There Is A Responsibility Towards Franchise And Fans, Says Virat Kohli

Updated: 17 April 2017 07:58 IST

A dejected RCB skipper Virat Kohli almost reminded his team that they have a responsibility towards the franchise and the fans.

IPL 2017: There Is A Responsibility Towards Franchise And Fans, Says Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli didn't hide his disappointment after losing against Rising Pune Supergiant © BCCI

Royal Challenger Bangalore's poor run in the Indian Premier League continued as they lost their fourth match in the tournament after going down to Rising Pune Supergiant. Chasing a target of 162 to win, Bangalore could only manage 134 for 9 at the end of 20 overs as Pune won the match by 27 runs. A dejected RCB skipper Virat Kohli almost reminded his team that they have a responsibility towards the franchise and the fans.

"Last year, we had to win four out of four to qualify but that can't happen every time. As professional cricketers, you're playing for a franchise, you are playing in front of a lot of people, we can't keep doing this. Hopefully, we can turn things around and the players can take the responsibility."

Kohli said that they have to find a "winning formula" soon as they don't deserve to win with this kind of performance. RCB has now lost four out of their five games.

"If we play like this, we don't deserve to win. The last game, we fought hard. Today we let the game go away right in front of our eyes. We have a few things to address. We can't think we can sweep sides away at home," said Kohli at the post-match ceremony.

(With PTI Inputs)

Highlights
  • Virat Kohli is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • RCB have lost four out of their five matches
  • Kohli missed the first couple of matches of IPL 2017 due to injury
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