Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may have defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the last league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 10, but it was still a horrendous season for Virat Kohli's men.
Asked about the positives though, he was impressed with pacer Avesh Khan (1/23) and Harshal Patel's (3/43) performance as RCB beat DD by 10 runs.
"Both Harshal and Avesh played with a lot of heart. The way Avesh rushed it onto the batsmen on this pitch, something world-class bowlers couldn't do, was impressive.
"We know Harshal's skill set and he took three big wickets, it's unfortunate he couldn't play more," he was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.
RCB ended last with seven points from 14 games. "It's been a season to forget, a season to reflect on. We've got a great chance to look at all the things we've done wrong and refresh as a franchise,” he added.
Asked about the next edition of the IPL, Kohli replied, "We do have guys in the 3-5 player bracket who we want to retain if that's possible. They've shown the right attitude and they deserve it. It's just nice to end on a winning note."
--By A Cricket Correspondent