Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Chris Lynn said his team was 15 runs short and paid for not capitalising on the rollicking start given by its openers in the lost game against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. (Fixtures | Squads)
“I think, first probably we were 15 (runs) short with the bat and like we got off to a great start, didn’t really capitalise on the platform,” Lynn said in the post-match press conference.
But Lynn said the team will bounce back.
“It’s not the end of the world, we are going to show a turnaround, that’s the beauty of IPL, I am sure we will bounce back nicely,” the 26-year-old Australian player told reporters here last night at the customary post match conference here. On toss, he said the team did not go with negative mindset when they lost the toss.
After putting 174 on the board, KKR lost by six wickets to Mumbai due to some hard hitting done by West Indian Kieron Pollard who hit six towering sixes in his unbeaten knock of 51.
“…we did not execute our skill whether that is spin bowling or the pace, but I thought our fielding was outstanding,” he said.
Lynn said every time he has played against Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma, the opener has done well.
“He (Rohit) has done well against KKR, we have to look really hard and try and knock him over early, he never panics at any stage which a good batsman (does) as you have seen with Virat (Kohli),” he said.
When asked whether Pollard is underrated when compared to Chris Gayle or AB De Villiers, Lynn opined, “The difference is they (Gayle, de Villiers) bat at the top of the order and set the platform. So Pollard got a slightly easy role if you put it,” he added.