Stephen Fleming, the head coach of the Chennai Super Kings, has termed his side's loss against the Kolkata Knight Riders as a very disappointing game to have. Bowling first KKR firstly restricted CSK for 177 on the back of some really fine wrist spin from Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Piyush Chawla and then breezed past the required target in 17.4 overs with the bat.
Fleming pointed out to the fielding howlers from his side as one of the big reasons for the loss. He was quoted saying after the game that, “We know we are not strong in that area and it got exposed. That some good fielders made mistakes also led to the heads going down a little bit,”
He further added about the game saying, “We are not that good a side that we can have bad days and still get away with wins…I think it is a very tight competition, perhaps the tightest season to date with teams very smartly put together. It comes down to key moments. Fortunately for us, we are in a good position because we have won some key moments. But we have to keep winning those,”
“So, a lot to work on. If you win, you just keep riding that momentum but a loss just gives a slap in the face and, hopefully, it will have an effect in a day-and-a-half’s time,”