PBKS vs RCB: Adam Griffith reveals what Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis did differently to revive Bengaluru’s campaign

RCB Coach Adam Griffith

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a crucial four-wicket win against Gujarat Titans (GT) in a thrilling IPL 2024 encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 4.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) managed to hold their nerve and secure a remarkable victory with 38 balls to spare despite facing a scare during their 148-run chase against Gujarat Titans (GT).

This IPL 2024 encounter witnessed an explosive start by RCB openers Virat Kohli (42 runs off 27 balls) and Faf du Plessis (64 runs off 23 balls) as the duo smashed 92 runs in just 6 overs to give the hosts a big win. start against the GT. It was RCB’s best opening partnership this season.

Adam Griffith talks about RCB’s turnaround in IPL 2024

With their third consecutive win in the ongoing IPL 2024, RCB kept their playoff hopes alive. After the match, RCB assistant coach Adam Griffith attributed a change in the team’s batting approach, particularly openers Kohli and Du Plessis, to their recent winning streak in the tournament.

Griffith said it was the result of their hard work in the second half of the season. After their big win over Gujarat, RCB moved up to 7th place in the IPL 2024 points table with 8 points from 11 matches so far in the tournament. With high morale, they now aspire to reach the top 4.

Adam Griffith said in the post-match press conference: “The start of the tournament wasn’t that great, especially on the power play. That’s something we really focus on. Recently we made sure to work hard to achieve better starts for the group. Tonight was one of the best and it was good to see the result of hard work.”

Siraj is the leader of our group: Griffith.

Before Du Plessis and Kohli’s explosive start, Mohammed Siraj played a pivotal role in setting the tone for RCB against GT. The RCB fast bowler made an instant impact during the powerplay, swinging the ball effectively at Bengaluru and claiming two crucial wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill within the first four overs of the game against GT.

Greeting Siraj, Griffith said that the Indian pacer is the backbone of RCB’s bowling attack, and tagged him as one of the most crucial players in the team. Griffith signed off saying, “Siraj is the leader of our group. He is our most experienced bowler, especially among the Indian fasts and also with our international boys. Having him up and running and bowling well, but not only that, it’s his body language, his aggression, his trying to get wickets, it’s a very important part of what he does.”

Notably, RCB will play their last three matches against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on May 9, Delhi Capitals (DC) on May 12 and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18 in the ongoing IPL 2024. RCB will have to win all the remaining matches to give themselves the best chance of qualifying for the IPL 2024 Playoffs.