IPL 2023: Faf du Plessis’s pain spilled over being out of the playoffs, told him responsible for the defeat

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IPL 2023: The journey of RCB team in IPL 2023 has come to an end. In the last match of the league stage, Gujarat Titans defeated this team by 6 wickets. With this defeat, RCB’s dream of winning the title was shattered. After the match, Bangalore team captain Faf Duplessis raised questions on his own team. According to Faf, the performance of the entire team was not seen this season.

Actually, in the match against Gujarat Titans, RCB scored 197 runs in 20 overs while playing first. In reply, GT won the match in 19.1 overs thanks to Shubman Gill’s century. After losing the match, Faf du Plessis said that it was very disappointing to be out of the tournament. We gave a chance to a really strong team against Gujarat. Shubman’s century snatched the match from us.

Faf further said that the ball was getting very wet in the second innings. The ball was wet in the first innings as well, but there was not much grip in the second innings and we had to change the ball several times in the second innings. Virat gave us the opportunity and played an incredible innings. We thought it was a good score, but Shubman played unbelievably well to take the game away from us.

Faf du Plessis raised questions on his own team

After the match, captain Faf du Plessis said that ‘I am very disappointed that our season has ended here. To be honest with our performance, we were not one of the best teams in the competition. We were lucky enough to witness some great performances throughout the season. If you see as a team or as a whole in 14-15 matches, our performance was not worthy of reaching the playoffs.

Faf praised these players

Virat Kohli scored 101 runs against Gujarat. Then Shubman Gill scored a century for Gujarat. On this, Faf said that it (defeat) is hurting. We tried our best but unfortunately fell short of the win. Glenn Maxwell’s form has been a positive for us. There was continuity in my and Kohli’s partnership. We had half-century partnerships in almost every match. We need to improve on the nice finishing touch at the end. It was a great season for fast bowler Mohammad Siraj.

What did Du Plessis say on the form of Dinesh Karthik?

Duplessis said about Dinesh Karthik after the match that ‘Dinesh Karthik was in excellent form last year and was finishing matches, whenever he was given a chance. But this season it could not happen. If you look at the most successful teams, they have got some good hitters at number five, six and seven. This could not happen to us.

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