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IPL 2019: Wrong decisions kept RCB from winning the title, says Virat Kohli

RCB have come as close to three finals and three semis, but have failed to counter their opponents which has left them trophyless for the past 11 years.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, Bengaluru [ Published on: March 17, 2019 10:01 IST ]
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Wrong decisions kept RCB from winning the title, says Virat Kohli

Team India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli finally opened up as to why the Bangalore based franchise has not won an IPL trophy yet and the captain brings it down to 'wrong decisions' made over the past 11 years.

RCB have come as close to three finals and three semis, but have failed to counter their opponents which has cost them big time. 

Kohli, captain of RCB, was attending an event along with Ashish Nehra and RCB coach Gary Kirsten to launch an RCB App.

"If you take wrong decisions, then you will lose. Our decision making was not good in big games. When the team's decision making is balanced, those teams have won in the IPL," Kohli said, according to ANI.

Coming down the workload management, the Indian players have had a long and strenuous season and will get a taste of T20 cricket before the 2019 ICC World Cup. The quadrennial tournament is what India is most looking forward to and considering their workload, the Indian skipper opened up on whether IPL franchises have been asked to 'manage' the workload of Indian players who are likely to be a part of the gargantuan tournament. 

Kohli said that no instructions have been issued to cap the number of matches a player would take part in.

"You cannot put a cap on anything, If I'm able to play 10, 12 or 15 games, it doesn't necessarily mean that the other guy can only play that many. My body might demand I play a certain number of games and I need to be smart about that and rest. Someone else's body might be more capable than mine or less, that is a very individual thing. And everyone wants to play the World Cup, so people will be smart about it because you don't want to miss out on such a big event," Kohli told ESPNcricinfo. 

While talking about the fan base that his team has created, 30-year-old said: "Even after so many years and having reached three finals and played three semi-finals, not having the trophy in our hands, we never felt like there was a lack of enthusiasm before starting a season and that is something that stands out for me the most and that can only happen when you have such a strong fan base."

The RCB App has been created to bring all the RCB fans together and give them a one-stop platform to all things related to RCB. The much awaited IPL is scheduled to begin on March 23 in Chennai where the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, will face RCB.

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