Coach Ray Jennings
Coach Ray Jennings

Friday, March 19, 2010
Challengers too good on the night
After the disappointments of our opening defeat in Calcutta, the Challengers showed everyone what the team is made of, by absolutely pulverizing the Kings from Punjab. In spite of an ordinary display with the ball, and some poor ground fielding, we didn’t lose hope and knew that we had it in us to chase down a massive target of 204.

Once again Jacques Kallis came to the party with a crucial knock as an opener, where he judged the game to perfection. Kallis has got the ideal measure of twenty20 batting, by first playing himself in, and then cutting loose when required.

I was thoroughly impressed with Robin Uthappa’s quick fire half century, which was just the impetus our run chase needed. It’s fair to say that Uthappa has well and truly buried the ghost of IPL 2009 with his knock against Punjab, and those who continue to doubt his ability and value to our team have been left to eat humble pie.

The small outfields and placid wickets in India make a chase of 200 plus a realistic target, but that doesn’t take anything away from our batting unit’s collective effort against the Punjab bowlers. Manish, Robin, Kallis and Virat all played their role to perfection, and gave the opposition bowlers no chance to string a couple of quiet overs together.

This victory will give every player in the RCB squad a great deal of zest and confidence for the rest of the competition, and the squad will look to put in another special performance in front of a packed KSCA against the Rajasthan Royals.

Ray Jennings is the former coach of the South African national team and current head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was talking to Dhruv Mullick
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Congratulations for semifinal berth.Don’t change the team batting order,send the same batting order that faced MI in the last match.Hope to see RCB win.

Posted by Wall007 on 04/21  at  04:29 AM

Good test match against delhi
Congrats kp n kallis both of u showed ur talent by playing test in t20

Posted by bharathgowda on 04/05  at  09:39 AM

robin come on make more sixes….......

Posted by Navin-Chandar on 03/26  at  09:35 PM

robin the great

Posted by Navin-Chandar on 03/26  at  09:34 PM

it was a nice and one-sided match….............kallis rocks….......utthapa has prooved himself to be a rcb player…..............never mind punjabis…......

Posted by harshdev on 03/22  at  01:11 AM

Great innings from Robin.  He came in as a bulldozer, bulldozed and left leaving Punjab to figure out what struck them.

Posted by Poshin on 03/22  at  01:07 AM

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