Calm energy in the dressing room helped: Virat Kohli

Bangalore's Kohli hit a ferocious 93 off 47 deliveries against Hyderabad and later said that he was calm at the crease and that his side wanted to get back on winning ways.

updated: April 09, 2013 19:53 IST
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Bangalore: He said he was calm while batting against Sunrisers Hyderabad but there was nothing serene about Virat Kohli's ferocious innings of 93* off 47, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

Leading his team to a dominant 7-wicket win in just 17.4 overs, Kohli said that the previous defeat to Hyderabad made the players more eager to get back on winning ways. "There was a calm energy in the dressing room. After the defeat to Hyderabad a few days ago, we knew we could bounce back. It was a good win and the boys can be proud of it," said the skipper who smashed eleven boundaries and four sixes.

Kohli had put Hyderabad in after winning the toss and a target of 162 seemed challenging, especially after the early wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle. Kohli though said that it was a par-score. "Defending here under lights is never easy. We thought 161 was a par-score and that if we had wickets in hand, we could win this match," he said after being named the Man of the Match.

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