Two wins and three losses in the UAE leg of IPL-7. Royal Challengers Bangalore would have expected a far better show from their star-studded line-up than these.
Back in India, RCB will be expecting the fortunes to tilt in their favour, playing five of the nine matches at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Familiar conditions and a better track record here, head coach Daniel Vettori said on Thursday that all is not over as it has been made out to be.
"Obviously there is excitement about coming back here. The team has played exceptionally well in the past here. I think there is a sense of looking forward to games in India," Vettori said.
To drive home a point, Vettori opined everyone plays well in their home conditions but RCB has got a great record here. "So we will lean on that heavily in the next few days."
Vettori was all praise for captain Virat Kohli. "He has done an exceptional job. I have always admired leaders who have that intensity on the field and immense desire to win. And that's what Virat has done so far. He is a guy that young guys really want to follow," the New Zealander said.