Kolkata Knight Riders snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians in an IPL-14 encounter at Chennai on Tuesday, however all-rounder Andre Russell insisted that it was not the top of the highway. The KKR batsmen choked on the end line and the staff ultimately fell quick by 10 runs in a low-scoring encounter that noticed MI setting a goal of 153.
“At the top of the day, it’s a sport of cricket and you aren’t certain until it’s over. We are nonetheless assured. We nonetheless performed some good cricket and I’m happy with the boys. We undoubtedly really feel disenchanted however it’s not the top of the highway. It’s solely the second sport and we’re going to study from it,” Russell stated on the post-match digital press convention on Tuesday evening.
The West Indian pacer bowled extraordinarily nicely, taking 5-15 in his two overs, however within the batting division, apart from openers Nitish Rana (57 in 47 balls) and Shubman Gill (33 in 24), nobody else managed to get into double digits.
SRK apologises to fans
Team proprietor Shah Rukh Khan expressed his disappointment on social media. “Disappointing efficiency to say the least. @KKRiders apologises to all of the fans,” wrote the Bollywood celebrity to his 41.8 million Twitter followers.
Disappointing efficiency. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all of the fans!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 13, 2021
And Russell couldn’t agree extra. “I assist that tweet,” he stated.
Russell, 32, who has scored 1,531 runs and brought 67 wickets in 76 IPL video games as well as to 26 dismissals and 540 runs in 49 T20Is for West Indies, is hopeful that the staff doesn’t repeat its errors going ahead. “I’ve performed a whole lot of T20 video games and I’ve seen video games the place groups are cruising within the driver’s seat after which immediately lose a couple of wickets. Then, new batsmen are available and wrestle to get the ball away. That’s what occurred tonight [Tuesday]. We have to study from this,” stated Russell, who managed to rating simply 9 runs off 15 balls in opposition to MI.
Earlier, MI skipper Rohit Sharma (32-ball 43) and Suryakumar Yadav (36-ball 56) have been the chief contributors earlier than the aspect have been bowled out for 152. In reply, KKR openers Rana and Gill started nicely, however after their departure, the runs dried up. MI leggie Rahul Chahar took a formidable 4-27 and was ably assisted by pacer Trent Boult (2-27) and spinner Krunal Pandya (1-13). Krunal, Boult and pacer Jasprit Bumrah gave away simply 20 runs within the final 5 overs to guarantee KKR completed on 142-7.