Rampaul made the difference for RCB: Kohli

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:57 [IST]
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'Rampaul made the difference for RCB'

Bangalore, Apr 17: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has said that the West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul made all the difference in their nail-biting win over Delhi Daredevils in the Super Over here in IPL 2013 on Tuesday (April 16).

"When we were buying players this year, I specially told the team management that I want Ravi (Rampaul) in the side because he can be deadly with the bat. And if we didn't have that six (he had hit in the last over), we would have lost the game. He made the difference in the end," Kohli told reporters at the post-match press conference.

Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a victory in the Super Over in a thrilling League match here last night.

Kohli said the fact that Rampaul had done well in the T20 World Cup on similar wickets in Sri Lanka, made him think that the West Indian would be effective in India too.

"He is a brilliant guy to have in a T20 squad. As a bowler, he has been brilliant in these two games that we played against strong batting line-ups. He can bowl at pace and he can put in that odd bouncer with pace," he said.


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