Harjit Mehat | cricket20
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir admitted his run out played a major role in his teams 2 run defeat against the Chennai Super Kings last night.
Having been set a victory target of 154 the Knight Riders seemed in control of the game until a number of wickets fell towards the end of their run chase including that of the skipper.
Having taken a single off the bowling of Suresh Raina in the 17th over Gambhir attempted a suicidal second run but was run out by Scott Styris who knocked the stumps down with a direct throw to leave the visitors 120-5.
"It was disappointing that I got run out. But these things happen. We could have won this game, if we had our nerves," said Gamhir.
"It was an error in judgment and I should have stayed till the end. But it happened. We take lot of positives from this match and hope we do not make such mistakes in the remainder of the tournament," he added.
"I thought my bowlers did a great job although we dropped three catches initially to restrict them to 150-odd. But, 20-20 is a matter of finishing and we did not do it."
"We tried our best. We played some good cricket in this game. Lots of positives were there. We bowled well despite fielding badly initially. It is just start of the tournament and we should be right on track in the next game," he said.