04th Feb, 2023
“We have been 15-20 runs short in our last few games”
It’s not easy to digest a loss like this one. Sadly, in this season, we’ve been on the wrong side of things a little too often. And as the Pretoria Capitals snuck just past us off the final delivery, our fate of making it into the play-offs isn’t in our hands anymore. We need to depend on other results to go in our favour. But as a captain, Rashid Khan was seriously brave, and he put up a brave front in the post-match interview. Excerpts ..
On where the team fell short
Well I feel in the last few games, we got 15-20 runs short. On a wicket like this, we made the same mistake. With the ball, we were outstanding. We had a great start, in the middle we took the game away. We just needed to finish well and put up a good total on the board. But those 15-20 runs made the difference.
How key was the toss
If we would have won the toss, we definitely would have chased. I still feel this was a good, competitive wicket. If you scored 170-175, as a bowling restricting them under 160 would have been great work. With the batting unit we have, we could have tried to chase. But that’s not in our hands. Wonderful job to take the game to the last ball, but lots to think about and come back strong in the next game.