IPL 2020 : Virat Kohli gives big compliment to Shreyas Iyer, ‘Delhi Capitals batting line up is fearless’

Delhi Capitals stormed to the top of the table with 4 wins from 5 matches, collecting 8 points as they look set to reach the play-offs earlier than the chasing pack. Losing side skipper Virat Kohli feels, Delhi Capitals playing fearless cricket and will be hard team to beat this IPL 2020.
“Delhi are playing some good cricket. Their batting line up is fearless, they have a good balance in the side, their bowling line up is pretty good too and they will be hard to beat, I wouldn’t say unbeatable but they are a tough side to beat. Against such sides we have to bring our A game and top intensity which I don’t think we did tonight,” Virat Kohli said.
Earlier in the game, RCB’s familiar problems return to haunt them as they leaked aplenty – 63 in the powerplay as Prithvi Shaw took the new-ball bowlers to the cleaners. Even as Washington Sundar came up with a tight spell, the others were off their mark. Pacer Navdeep Saini had an off day as he conceded 48 runs in just 3 overs.
Delhi Capitals were spot on with both their bowling and batting performances. They had lost their veteran spinner, Amit Mishra, to an injury but they were not hampered by the setback. Despite Shreyas Iyer missing out, the likes of Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis stepped up to post an above-par total. Stoinis was brutal as he helped DC collect 94 runs in their last 7 overs, hitting a 26-ball 53 not out.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis was dropped on 30 by Yuzvendra Chahal, after which he went on to score a 26-ball 53 and power Delhi to 196 for four at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Kohli himself had dropped KL Rahul twice in RCB’s loss to Kings XI Punjab earlier in the tournament.

“Those important chances in between, we need to grab when the opportunity comes our way, it is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters and those things hurt you,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We got into the game after the first six and then Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us,” he added.