Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli took the blame for his team’s 97-run thrashing by Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, after he dropped centurion KL Rahul twice on Thursday.
Kohli felt had he not dropped two catches off Rahul, who remained unbeaten on 132, KXIP would not have been able to go past the 200-run mark.
“I have to stand in front and take the brunt of it, not the best day in the office, couple of important chances of KL when he was set and that cost us 35-40 runs at a later stage.
“Maybe if we restricted them to 180 we wouldn’t have been under pressure from ball one of the chase,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation.
KXIP posted 206/3 and RCB were bundled out for 109 in 17 overs.
“We know exactly where we went wrong and I have to put…