IPL 2021: Andre Russell blames nature of pitch for KKR’s batting collapse, says his crew will bounce again strongly

IPL 2021: Andre Russell blames nature of pitch for KKR’s batting collapse, says his crew will bounce again strongly

Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders’ big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell blamed it on the pitch as he dissected his crew’s slender 10-run loss to Mumbai Indians right here and asserted that the facet will bounce again strongly within the coming matches.

Andre Russell said they would learn from the mistakes and will make a comeback in the next few games. Sportzpics

Andre Russell mentioned they might be taught from the errors and can make a comeback within the subsequent few video games. Sportzpics

The Eoin Morgan-led facet dominated the sport nearly in its entirety however choked within the closing few overs to lose in a modest chase of 152.

Needing simply 30 runs from 27 deliveries, KKR’s skilled finishers— Russell and Dinesh Karthik—  faltered huge time because the five-time champions Mumbai pulled off an epic comeback to safe their first win of the season.

“It is a troublesome wicket to bat on, it was not straightforward for a brand new batter to come back in and begin hitting from ball one. It is very difficult,” Russell, who acquired out for 9 off 15 balls, mentioned on the post-match digital interplay.

“Even for me, the ball was a bit up and down so it isn’t the simplest pitch to hit on. Regardless of how good you might be, you continue to want a few balls to truly get your eyes in.

“Sadly, a very good finisher like myself and DK, we did not get bat to balls. I feel if we did get a number of boundaries the sport could be over. We positively really feel disillusioned however on the finish of the day, it isn’t the top of the highway. It is our second sport,” he added.

Russell mentioned they might be taught from the errors and can make a comeback within the subsequent few video games.

“We’re gonna return to the drafting board. We positively are enjoying some good cricket as a crew. It is about shifting on from this sport and going from power to power.”

Needing to speed up, Russell was seen blocking Krunal Pandya and even acquired a reprieve when the left-arm spinner spilled a easy catch off his personal bowling.

“We do not attempt to do the incorrect factor on a regular basis, but it surely simply occurred you already know. It is bat and ball, typically it goes your manner typically it would not…I used to be trying to rotate the strike, not enable too many dot balls. I did not get any runs and that added a little bit of stress on me,” he admitted.

KKR acquired off to a flying begin with opener Nitish Rana slamming a second successive half century as he together with Shubman Gill placed on a gap stand of 72 runs from 53 balls.

However leg-spinner Chahar introduced concerning the turnaround, grabbing 4 wickets from his 4 overs earlier than KKR choked on the demise.

“It is a sport of cricket. We positively should be taught from this. I’ve belief and confidence within the boys. We’re nonetheless assured, we’re nonetheless enjoying some good cricket, and I am pleased with the boys,” Russell mentioned, giving his full help to the crew.

KKR subsequent face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sunday’s afternoon match to conclude the Chennai leg of their marketing campaign.

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