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RCB never qualified for playoffs: Gautam Gambhir

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Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL / BCCI)

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir left no stone unturned to say that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is not fit to make it to the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. Virat Kohli and co finished fourth in the points table after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the thinnest of net run rate margins. Both teams finished the league stage with seven wins from 14 matches.

In the eliminator, on Friday 6 November, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated them by six wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Gambhir clearly cut it off saying that the Challengers could not put their best foot forward and were also lucky in their Super Over victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai.

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RCB did not really qualify for the playoffs. If you watch the last four or five matches and a super over against Mumbai Indians, they were very lucky Navdeep saini Bowled brilliantly. Otherwise, they did not have a great season. From the batting point of view and bowling, “Gambhir was quoted as saying at ESPNcricinfo.

Gambhir also expressed concern over Virat Kohli’s leadership and later failed to win RCB the title after eight years. They feel that if there is a matter of captaincy then the Challengers need to get ahead of Virat.

“Eight years is a long time. It is not that Kohli is not experienced. He captains India, he captains whichever team he plays for, but you have got to give results, you have to give. The game is all about delivering, ”he said.

Gambhir worked hard on Virat to open the batting for only one game. Kohli scored six before Jason Holder was caught, Srivats Goswami caught a leg-side catch.

“There was a lot of talk about Virat Kohli opening the batting, if you wanted to open the batting, you should have done it from the beginning of the tournament,” Gambhir said.

After going for batting first, RCB were able to score only 131 runs in their 20 overs. except AB de VilliersNo batsman could stand out. Defending the score, the Challengers took early wickets, but SRH could not keep the pressure on the batsmen.