IPL 2023
The loss vs MI hurt us, says RCB coach Sanjay Bangar
By SMCS - May 10, 2023 7:53 pm
Views 3

Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Sanjay Bangar said that the loss against Mumbai Indians on 9 May, Tuesday has hurt the team. However, RCB moved down to the 7th position in the Indian Premier League points table because of their Net Run Rate as RCB failed to defend 200 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after Surykumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera added 140 runs in the chase. Blazing knocks from both batters took MI to the target in just 16.3 overs, placing them in the third position in the points table as well.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell

“Yes it does (hurt us). We would have certianly liked to win and progress higher up the table. The table is very tight and it is going to go down right till the last match of the tournament,” Sanjay Bangar said to the media after the match. “We certainly felt 10 runs short. We lost three wickets in the middle phase wherein Maxwell, Faf and Lomror got out. And towards the end we couldn’t get the impetus which was required to get those extra 10 runs,” the RCB head coach further added.

Royal Challengers Bangalore did well in the first innings of the game with Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell adding more than 100 runs in an attacking partnership.

David Willey
David Willey bowled an exceptional opening spell

“Cricket is changing and we have already seen the effect of Impact Player on the way the teams are approaching,” Bangar said on the Impact Player Rule. “Everybody is taking a lot of risks and they wanna go by ball one knowing there’s batting cover, if at all, even bowling cover. It adds a new dimension to the game and has made the game more attractive, fast paced and maybe in a couple of years you’d find not one substitute but two impact players and that’s always going to change the game,” Sanjay Bangar concluded.