IPL 2021: Gautam Gambhir explains why Virat Kohli-led RCB has failed to lift the elusive trophy


RCB,
who
are
generally
slow
starters,
began
this
edition
on
a
positive
note
as
they
secured
five
wins
in
seven
games.
With
the
second
phase
of
the
fourteenth
edition
starting
in
the
UAE,
RCB
fans
would
be
hoping
for
an
even
better
show
this
year.

IPL
2021:
Virat
Kohli
quickly
needs
to
adjust
to
T20
mode
for
RCB
to
succeed,
says
Gautam
Gambhir

Under
Kohli’s
leadership,
RCB
entered
the
finals
in
the
IPL
2016
but
they
lost
to
Sunrisers
Hyderabad
and
the
team
would
be
looking
for
an
improved
show
this
time
around.
The
team
has
failed
to
live
up
to
the
expectations
and
still
looking
to
claim
its
maiden
title.

Former
India
cricketer
Gautam
Gambhir
has
shared
his
views
as
to
why
the
Royal
Challengers
Bangalore
franchise
despite
having
some
of
the
biggest
T20
names
in
the
business
failed
to
lift
the
trophy
once.

Speaking
exclusively
on
STAR
SPORTS
show
GAME
PLAN,
Gambhir

who
guided
Kolkata
Knight
Riders
to
two
IPL
titles

shared
his
thoughts
on
why
RCB
have
not
yet
clinched
the
elusive
title
yet.

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Gambhir
said,
“He’s
(Virat)
got
people
like
AB
de
Villiers
and
Glenn
Maxwell,
which
is
a
huge
cushion
to
have.
Even
if
it’s
not
Maxwell,
AB
is
a
massive
cushion
because
there
is
only
one
person
who
can
take
on
someone
like
Jasprit
Bumrah
and
it
was
AB
de
Villiers.
I
have
not
seen
anyone
else
who
has
done
it,
that
consistently
against
Jasprit
Bumrah,
but
AB
is
a
freak
because.

“But
yes
obviously,
from
Virat’s
standard
they
would
want
to
go
out
and
dominate
the
opposition,
especially
in
the
IPL.
There’s
international
cricket
where
you’ve
got
5
or
6
top
international
bowlers,
you
don’t
have
that
in
the
IPL.”

“You
probably
get
2
or
3
international
bowlers
and
then
you’ve
got
domestic
bowlers
as
well,
whom
you
could
dominate.
So,
probably
there’s
a
lot
of
pressure
on
Virat
and
AB
as
well,
which
could
be
one
of
the
reasons
and
year
after
year
if
you
don’t
win
that
title
the
pressure
keeps
on
increasing
as
well,”
Gambhir
added
further.

Earlier
Gambhir
claimed
Kohli
will
have
to
face
some
challenges
switching
from
Test
cricket
to
T20
mode.
Kohli
last
played
a
T20
game
on
April
30
in
the
IPL.



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