Virat Kohli loses 10th toss despite coin flip practice

On Tuesday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Kohli lost his 10 toss of the tournament. Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith opted to field.

On Tuesday against Rajasthan Royals, Kohli lost his 10th toss of the tournament.   -  FILE PHOTO/ AFP

Nothing seems to be going right for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019. The losses are not limited to the games, skipper Virat Kohli has been losing the tosses too.

On Tuesday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Kohli lost his 10 toss of the tournament. Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith opted to field.

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In the last few games, RCB turned the tide against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Losing the toss did not matter. But it lost to Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

As captain, Kohli had to keep his plan B and plan C ready.

Mathematically, RCB is still in with a chance to qualify for the playoffs; a miniscule spot of a chance which needs a mighty rub of luck.

“I was trying to practice the coin toss, nothing seems to be working. I've lost 10 tosses out of 13. This is a ground where the pitch is going to be nice in both the innings. Still if you play good cricket and bowl well, you have a good chance of winning. We can max get to 12 points, it's about enjoying these two games.

“The reason why we bounced back is because we focused on that (having fun). We can't afford to take too much of pressure,” Kohli said in jest.

RCB brought in all-rounder Pawan Negi and pacer Kulwant Khejroliya to torment the Royals.

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