Dravid frustrated after another defeat
Rahul Dravid is satisfied with his own batting but seeing his side plunging to yet another defeat makes him "frustrated".
"I am satisfied with my batting. I am playing well but things have not good for us. I am frustrated a bit because nothing has been working out despite having very good players in our ranks," Dravid told reporters after his team's 65 run loss against Rajasthan Royals.
The former India captain, who produced a blazing 75-run knock on Saturday, defended his decision to bowl first on the slow pitch but admitted his team lacked required intensity.
"We have been putting our best effort but I feel the intensity was not there. I don't say that my decision to field was a wrong one but we didn't bowl and field well.
"We allowed them to reach 197 for one and then we lost five wickets only for few runs and after that it was just a matter of catching up," he said.
On being asked about the franchise pressure for performance, Dravid said, "There was not anything like that but we have to win the matches."
The Karnataka batsman blamed it on bad luck for his team's continuous poor show.
"We lacked a partnership so we could not build on the innings. We are trying our best, efforts are there but things have not gone our way. But we have to be positive and take lessons. T20 is fun if we are winning but not if losing.
"We have been accused of trying too many things. We also experimented a bit on Saturday. We sent big hitters up the order but could not fire because they bowl in the right areas.