Virat Kohli is highly professional and is very very well respected by the group: Simon Katich

Virat Kohli is highly professional and is very very well respected by the group: Simon Katich

Katich also lauded the team for putting up a fight against SRH in the eliminator.

Simon Katich and Virat Kohli
Simon Katich and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) IPL 2020 journey ended after they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator. The wait for landing into playoffs ended for RCB this year after long as they reached into the top four last in 2016. However, their wait to win the trophy remained a dream only. They started their campaign in a classy style when they had five wins out of the seven games played, but they registered five defeats on a trot in the last.

Meanwhile, RCB head coach Simon Katich has lauded Virat Kohli for his captaincy and he felt fortunate enough to have worked with a ‘highly professional’ captain. He added that Kohli invests himself much into the RCB lot and appreciated the team’s fighting spirit in the ongoing season of IPL in UAE. He believes that credit must go to the skipper for developing this attitude in the team.

“We are very fortunate to have spent these last 11 weeks, for the first time working with him. What we have seen is someone who is highly professional, someone that is very very well respected by the group. Not just for what he does on the field but for the time he spends around the group,” said Katich in a virtual press conference.

Simon Katich lauds his players for putting up a fight

Simon Katich also revealed that Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma spent their lot of time while getting indulged in conversation with the youngsters. And it helped players a lot especially when they were away from the family for around 11 weeks in a bio-secure bubble in UAE. He was also happy that the team fought well and took the game till the last over defending 131 in the eliminator.

“Both he and his wife Anushka spent a lot of time around the group and the team room, and socializing with everyone. One thing we are proud of this group throughout the season is we fought hard and hung in there right till the end. Even last night, when it looked like, we didn’t have enough runs, we fought right till the end. We are very proud of it, and Virat can take a lot of credit for that,” he added.