Shobha-Modak
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PHASE 2 : 's review for rc's performance
During the second phase, RCB won 3 and lost 4. Its like we stumbled and fell and just could not build up the momentum. As everyone knows, IPL is about momentum. I think we erred in not getting Rahul Dravid to bat earlier up the batting order. Why should his no. 3 position be messed with, I can never understand. Dravid is the sheet anchor. He rotates the strike superbly. Everyone else makes runs when he is around. Dravid has adapted so well to 20-20. He hardly takes time to settle in and his strike rate has been consistently above 150. When KP or anyone else is at no. 3, they go for the big shots, make runs and get out. What happens to the innings after they depart? Spare a thought. Robin Uthappa played from his heart. For some time, it appeared as if he was letting his immense talent waste away ... but the hard work he has put in and his strength training has all paid dividends. His wicket keeping has been above reproach too (although I am a big fan of Mark Boucher). I want Robin to keep working on his game and not lose heart because he missed out on the 20-20 World Cup chance. Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja and even Rohit Sharma cannot compare to Robin the way he is today and his chance will definitely come. Will you convey this to Robin? Well, I don't want to win any prizes. I just wanted to express my views on RCB as it has the greatest legends ... Anil Kumble, Kallis, Rahul Dravid, Mark Boucher, Kevin Peterson all in one team. I like Virat, Robin and Manish Pandey. I love Vinay Kumar's fighting spirit. I loved Dale Steyn this Ipl and Ross was the boss last year. And Van De Merve is my favouorite fighter. What a pity he could not get a game. Rahul Dravid is the one I really look up to. I don't like explaining to people what he is all about. They should always treat him with respect as men like Dravid are not encountered all that often. I tell my young daughters to observe and learn from Rahul Dravid. So this post is just my way of thanking all the great people at RCB and Rahul Dravid.

 

 
Phases Match Result

Phase 1 from
3rd May to
7th May

RC v/s KKR
(14th March)
Lost
  RC v/s KXI
(16th March)
Won
  RC v/s RR
(18th March)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(20th March)
Won
  RC v/s CSK
(23rd March)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(25th March)
Lost
  RC v/s CSK
(31th March)
Lost

Phase 2 from
8th May to
12th May
RC v/s KXI
(2nd April)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(4th April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(8th April)
Lost
  RC v/s KKR
(10th April)
Won
  RC v/s DC
(12th April)
Lost
  RC v/s RR
(14th April)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(17th April)
Lost

Phase 3 from
13th May to
17th May
RC v/s MI
(Semifinal)
(21st April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(3-4 playoff)
(24th April)
Won