Saba Karim strikes Royal Challengers Bangalore after a complete loss in the Indian Premier League. Karim was upset with the way the Royal Challengers Bangalore performed. Against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. Virat Kohli’s side got bundled out for just 92. He didn’t even play their entire quota of 20 overs. Also, they were beaten comprehensively by nine wickets on the night.
Karim reckons the only possible explanation for such a shambolic performance. He could be the long break between the two phases of the IPL 2021 season. Also, Karim believes RCB could have a very tough time. If they don’t pull up their socks.
“These were initial hiccups from RCB since they were playing after many days. But when you are playing the IPL, you cannot afford such up-and-down performances, especially when the race for playoffs is still alive. The batting was so disappointing despite having so many T20 specialists. CSK recovered well in their first match, but here the RCB middle order failed to show any spine,” Saba Karim said.
Andre Russell was not needed with the bat. He had an excellent day with the ball, picking up three wickets. Morgan’s bowling changes were spot on. He gave no room whatsoever for RCB batsmen to breathe easy. Karim moved with the big Jamaican’s performance. Also with the way KKR captain Eoin Morgan marshaled his troops.
“Andre Russell’s form is a brilliant sign for KKR. They have also improved their net run rate, which will give them confidence going ahead. KKR will need to win all matches, as they are not out of the danger zone. Morgan’s captaincy was brilliant. Now he can see Andre Russell as a complete all-rounder,” Saba Karim said.
Lastly, Royal Challengers Bangalore will now face three-time champions. Also, table-toppers CSK, while KKR will lock horns with defending champions MI.