Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Chris Morris was in awe of skipper Virat Kohli after RCB captain came up with a heroic knock of 90 in his team's 37-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Batting first, Virat Kohli helped Royal Challengers Bangalore post 169 for 4 and then RCB restricted CSK to 132 for 8. Chris Morris with 3 for 19 as the most successful bowler for RCB while Washington Sundar also got a couple of wickets. Ambati Rayudu top-scored for CSK with 42 off 40 balls.
"Halfway through our batting innings, I would be lying to you if I say we did not think that we needed to get a move on, Virat played brilliantly, the wicket was too paced and sticky, it was a Test match length wicket, you did not need to try too much on this wicket. At the end of the day, the wickets will get slower, hopefully, some of the bowlers will get luckier as compared to the batsmen," Chris Morris said in the post-match press conference.
"After 16 overs, we just thought something needed to happen, there's a reason why Virat has the most number of runs in the IPL, he is an absolute genius, he did really well against such an experienced bowling lineup, he likes to lead from the front, I like how he goes about his game, he is a leader who likes to win and it helps the rest of the team, I like how he goes about his game," Morris added.
"I was very nervous, it has been a while since I last played a game, so I was very nervous, I had butterflies in my stomach, it was like I was making my Test debut again. Happy to get on the park, any contribution I can make, it is a good feeling," said Morris.
"I think it obviously has been an interesting competition for the bowlers so far, the pitches have changed slightly, somedays the dew comes in and it is a factor and somedays its drier, we have tried to figure it out as to what will suit our bowling unit. I think slowly but surely the guys are doing their job now. It is a nice bowling unit to be a part of."