Virat Kohli creates energy for everyone on the field: Rajat Patidar

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) sealed their qualification for the 2024 TATA IPL Playoffs by defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 27 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Saturday. Batting first, RCB scored 218 runs and Chennai managed to score 191 runs in their stipulated overs as their title-defence bid ended with a group-stage exit, with both teams at 14 points, but RCB with a superior NRR. Rajat Patidar (41 runs) spoke exclusively to JioCinema on Match Centre Live about Virat Kohli’s energy, their belief after a slow start to the season, his performance, and the role of the senior players in the team.  
Virat Kohli

(Cricket news) The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) sealed their qualification for the 2024 TATA IPL Playoffs by defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 27 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Saturday. Batting first, RCB scored 218 runs and Chennai managed to score 191 runs in their stipulated overs as their title-defence bid ended with a group-stage exit, with both teams at 14 points, but RCB with a superior NRR. Rajat Patidar (41 runs) spoke exclusively to JioCinema on Match Centre Live about Virat Kohli’s energy, their belief after a slow start to the season, his performance, and the role of the senior players in the team.  

“He (Virat Kohli) creates energy for everyone on the field, regardless of the situation. Virat Kohli maintains a great atmosphere and every player looks at him and learns more.”

Patidar on RCB’s belief that they could overcome a slow start to the season – “We believed that we could change the points table. It has happened before and RCB have done it in the past. We had examples and experienced players around us, so it was a great environment. Everyone believed we could change this.”

On his performance and the support from the senior RCB players, Patidar said – “My role was clear and all I wanted to do was execute it correctly. Our team has many experienced players such as DK, Virat, Faf, and Green. The things I have gotten a chance to learn from them have helped me a lot.”

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