Semi final defeat was hard to take for Kumble
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble has admitted his sides 35 run defeat against the Mumbai Indians will be hard to get over.
"Whether I play for India or for my club, it always hurts to lose. I have still not gotten over the defeat in the 2009 final, it will take time for me to get over this too. Having retired from international cricket, this is the only form of the game I play," said Kumble.
"We gave them a lot more runs than we should have," he added
"My over started it all, and a wicket (Ambati Rayudu) off a no-ball didnít help. Given the way we bowled in the first 15 overs, 165 would have been the par score."
"When we chased, we batted well till the ninth over, but the wickets of Rahul and Robin off successive balls didnít help. I am disappointed that we didnít chase well."
"With the experience we have in this line-up, we should have done a better job, but we can take credit for having made the final last year and the semis this time."
"The IPL final is obviously the big prize, but if we can win the third-place play-off, we will be in the Champions League. That is the next incentive, and to make the Champions League will be some consolation."