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We read the pitch wrong: RCB skipper Virat Kohli admits after loss to Rajasthan Royals

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain gestures after winning the match against Gujarat Lions during the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions, at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on May 14, 2016. Gujrat were all out for 104 runs while chasing a target of 249 runs set by Royal Challengers Bangalore. / GETTYOUT / —-IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE—– / GETTYOUT / / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN

By: Sarwar Alam

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli admitted to having misread the Chinnaswamy track that turned out to be a batsman’s paradise rather than being a slow turner during their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals defeated RCB in a high-scoring encounter where the winners scored 217 for four and then restricted the home team to 198 for six. “Our thinking was that the pitch is going to behave slower, but we were surprised because the ball came on to the bat nicely in first innings. We did not think that it was going to be a 200-plus run wicket,…

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