IPL 2012: Gautam Gambhir blames poor batting for defeat against Rajasthan Royals

KKR faced its second successive defeat of the season, but Gautam Gambhir said they are not going to press the panic button just yet AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Jaipur: Apr 9, 2012

Gautam Gambhir slammed batsmen after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 22-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 campaign.

“We lost three quick wickets and thereafter we could not recover. It was a good job by the bowlers but with this kind of batting we don’t deserve to win,” Gambhir was quoted saying by bettor.com.

“It was a good wicket to bat on. Jaipur wicket has always been good for batting. It was not like that we could not adjust to the pace of the wicket. We have played a lot of cricket and know how to adjust to the conditions,” he added further.

Defeat to Rahul Dravid-led Rajasthan team was KKR s second successive defeat of the season, but the Indian opener said they are not going to press the panic button just yet.

“Two back-to-back defeats cannot lead to pressing the panic button for us and still we have to play 14 matches. So two defeats don’t matter much,” said the Delhi lad when asked what could motivate the Knight Riders to bounce back.

The Knight Riders play the Royal Challengers Bangalore next at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on April 10.