Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has cleared that he doesn’t get affected by the criticism when his team RCB faces after they don’t perform well in the tournament.
While speaking to media about his first match in the 12th edition of IPL, Kohli said, “Obviously, you want to win the IPL, I am doing what I am supposed to do. I don’t care whether I am going to be judged on this [not winning IPL] or not. There is no real, sort of, parameters you set. I try to perform wherever I can. I try to win all the possible titles, but sometimes it just does not happen. We have to be practical about why we have not won one. That boils down to bad decision-making in pressure situations.”
He added saying, “If I think like people from outside, I cannot even sustain five games. I would be sitting at home. I know people talk about it a lot and they like to grab opportunities to talk about these things. But I have a responsibility here and given a chance, as a captain, I would love to win the IPL for my team. We all are motivated to do so.”
Kohli has been with part of RCB since the establishment of the team and he was handed over the captaincy in 2013. With RCB, Delhi capitals and Kings XI Punjab, are the three other teams who have never won an IPL trophy.
Under the leadership of Kohli, RCB reached the playoffs in 2015 and they were the runners up in 2016. But the team was unable to give its best in the last two years and had finished eighth and sixth positions in the IPL 2017-2018.
In the opening game on Saturday, March 23, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is all set to take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2019.