IPL 2018: Chahal confident of bouncing back like the previous editions
"We are not shattered by losing to Chennai Super Kings in the last match."
Updated - Apr 29, 2018 5:24 pm
At almost halfway mark in the tournament, the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves in a spot of bother or two after the bowlers failed to defend a target of 200-plus runs. 27-year old Yuzvendra Chahal though still believes that the side can bounce back from the position they are in. Sighting the performance of his side during the 2015 and 2016 editions, Chahal felt that the RCB can replicate the performance of earlier editions and make it to the playoffs.
Chahal was speaking ahead of RCB’s encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders who too lost their previous encounter in the tournament against young Iyer-led Delhi Daredevils. Chahal told reporters that even though Chennai Super Kings chased the 200-plus target in the last match, the side is not shattered.
“We are not shattered by losing to Chennai Super Kings in the last match where they needed to score 100-odd runs in last seven overs, and they chased it, but it is okay. We have played just six games and still, eight games are left,” said the Haryana-born Chahal as quoted by TOI.
We came back from the bottom position in 2015 and 2016
Chahal expects that RCB will play the same way they did in 2015 and 2016 season of the tournament where they made it the playoffs even after a poor start of the tournament. “If you see 2015 and 2016 IPL seasons, we bounced back from the bottom. We expect to repeat it, this season too,” the 27-year old bowler told the reporters.
RCB’s bowling attack has been a worry for them for a long time as the management continues to struggle for the best combination who can get the job done for the side. Chahal’s own form hasn’t been up to the mark in the tournament which is one of the worrying sign for the side. When Chahal takes the field against the KKR at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the onus will be on him in helping the side replicate the performance of the previous editions in order to make it to the playoffs.