Source - howrah.org
Deccan Chargers’ captain Adam Gilchrist wore a helpless look after yet another loss in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
But like the true gentleman he is, Gilly was gracious even in defeat. He looked at the positives and said he was hoping for a better next year.
"We have been getting closer and closer to a victory in the last few matches but somehow the opponents are getting the better of us," Gilchrist said.
"I think the last two overs of our innings made the difference," he remarked. "We scored just two runs there. Something better there could have given us a handsome total to defend."
Asked to explain the reason behind his team’s loss of momentum after the great start he had provided along with Herschelle gibbs, Gilchrist said it was unfortunate but these things happened in cricket.
Royal Challengers’ captain Rahul Dravid stressed the importance of making a good comeback after a bad start. "I think we made a very good comeback in the later part of their innings. Full credit to our bowlers," Dravid said.
He also praised the young guns of his side, saying Sunday’s victory was largely because of them. While Vinay Kumar bowled his team back into the match, B. Akhil batted his team to victory. "I’m very happy with the way our young players have developed. Maybe it’s too late in the tournament but this is always good for a team," he remarked.
Dravid thought they would be tough challengers for Mumbai Indians in the last match as they now had the winning momentum. "We always play to win. Another win will definitely feel good. We’ll fight hard and after two victories on the trot, I don’t think we’ll let Mumbai Indians have it easy," he signed off.