IPL 2018: Gambhir eyeing a better performance against RCB after KKR humiliation

Gambhir felt that KKR outplayed them last night.

Gautam Gambhir pic credit AFP

Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi Daredevils captain, has come out and expressed the desperate need to get a win for his team in their upcoming encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore after disastrously losing to Kolkata Knight Riders by 71 runs last night. 

Returning to his den at the Eden Gardens, the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper would've wanted the lucky charm that the ground is for him to work. Even if this time playing from the opponent's side. It didn't go well at all, though as KKR piled up a huge score of 200 on the back of blistering knocks from Andre Russell and Nitish Rana. 

Gambhir talked about the same after the game. Giving the due credit to the KKR. He said, "We have to give it to KKR, they played really well. One stage we thought they couldn't get 170-175 but then getting to 200 was a good effort by them. We knew it was going to be a stiff chase as they have three quality spinners"

He further added, "I thought we tried our level best but we couldn't execute the plans well. Someone like Russell when he starts to take on the bowlers it's difficult to contain him. We even tried bowling from round the wicket. We had different plans but it was difficult to execute the plans. Lot of balls we bowled into his radar. It's important for us to win the games at home, there are about 5 of them were playing at home." 

Gambhir pointed out the need to regain the confidence in the team's next match versus RCB after collapsing to 129 versus KKR. He said, "The next game is important for us if we can take a win. If we get a win in Bangalore the confidence will be better. We still have 10 games left and a lot of hard work to do," 


By Kashish Chadha - 17 Apr, 2018

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