After winning the 3rd match of the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Morgan praised the team. He said, "Delighted. Build up to the tournament has been pretty good. In the camp that we had pre-tournament, the guys gelled well. Nitish and Tripathi were absolutely outstanding and set up the game for our middle order to play in the manner we want to play. Certainly the bowling, we couldn't have asked for a better start."
"Bhajji starting really well in the first over and then not playing a part but using his experience to get around the guys in the game shows the selflessness in the side. Nice to start like this it's obviously a long tournament. We were very happy with the score. We thought if we bowled half-decently we should get over the line."