'We Want To Come Back Stronger...' RCB Coach Sanjay Bangar Vows To Make A Strong Comeback
RCB are at the 7th place in points table [AP Photos]
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Sanjay Bangar recently issued a statement following following his side's two horrendous defeats against Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Bangar said that his side wants to put the defeats behind and approach the remaining fixtures with absolute seriousness.
RCB's bowling faltered against DC as they went down by 7 wickets with 20 balls to spare. Their last fixture against MI was no different either as the heroics from Maxwell and Du Plessis were overshadowed by some pretty ordinary bowling which resulted to a 6 wicket defeat for RCB. They currently ranked number 7 in the points table sitting with a NRR of - 0.345.
Although RCB are well and truly in the playoff race, their recent two defeats have pushed them to a tight situation. The 50-year-old Bangar believes that his side has what it takes to turn things around and wants to his side to deliver better performances in the upcoming matches of the season.
"We want to have a strong response and fight back well. The team wants to compete for a longer period of time and most in the cricketing fraternity know the potential of this team. So, we want to come back stronger and really put those two performances behind us and churn out better performances in the upcoming matches."
Meanwhile, Mike Hesson, the director of cricket operations for RCB, also shared the same opinion as Bangar and emphasized that the team will look to return to winning ways in the remaining matches of the tournament. They want to stick to a step by step approach and focus on one game at a time.
"We absolutely want to win all of our remaining matches. The team knows that we need to win three of our next matches but we can only win one at a time, so we are focusing on it right now"
Bangar and Hesson remain hopeful of a positive outcome as they progress to the fag end of the tournament. They have made it to playoffs in the last three seasons and will need to bring their A game to the fore to make it four in a row. They will now head to Jaipur for their next encounter against RR on May 14.