Virat Kohli praises Harshal Patel's hat-trick against MI
New Delhi : Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore has now returned to the winning side as they crushed Mumbai Indians with a massive 54 runs to retain the third spot in the points table of ongoing Indian Premier League 2021.
For RCB, Harshal Patel scored a match-winning hat trick and overall took four wickets for 17 runs in 19 balls.
Virat Kholi explained his decision to go with Harshal Patel instead of Chahal in the game.
"Chahal was bowling really well but I felt there wasn’t enough in the pitch to stop them at that stage. They definitely would’ve gone after Chahal [talking about Hardik and Pollard]. I went with DC – he bowled an amazing over, completely shut the game down and what Harshal did from the other end was unbelievable," Kohli said during the post-match presentation.
Meanwhile, things have become difficult for Mumbai Indians with three consecutive defeats. They are the defending champions and are currently on the seventh place in the eight-team table.