Kolkata, May 14 (Cricketnmore) Crestfallen after a nine-run loss to Mumbai Indians in their IPL game, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautama Gambhir on Saturday took his batsmen to task for making a mess of a "chaseable" target.
Replying to Mumbai Indians' 173/5, KKR ended at 164/8, to miss out on the second spot in the table.
"With the kind of wicket this was, this was chaseable. Had one of the batsmen batted till the end, we would've got there. Just irresponsible shots, batsmen were trying to throw their bats at everything... I thought we were trying to chase this down on 10-12 overs," Gambhir said after the Eden Gardens game.
However, he commended the KKR bowlers for restricting Mumbai to 173, calling it "an unbelievable effort".
Gambhir also conceded that his team was a batsman short. He said KKR needed to pull up their socks.
"If we bat like this it doesn't matter if we're in the Playoffs or not. Got to bat better."
Source - Agency
Top 10 Batsmen with most Sixes in IPL 2017
Big hits of IPL-10
2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered
David Warner wins IPL 2017 Orange Cap
Ben Stokes won the Most Valuable Player of IPL 2017 Award
IPL 2017: Special Awards
Disappointed to lose in the final says Smith
Kieran Pollard hails Mumbai team's character after IPL triumph
Mumbai Indians won by 1 run to clinch the IPL-10 title (Full Scorecard)
Mumbai beat Pune to win IPL