IPL 2012: Not worried of Delhi's defeat to Chennai, says TA Sekar

TA Sekar said Delhi Daredevils should have played better cricket but we are not worried about the loss to Chennai AFP

New Delhi: May 14, 2012

Delhi Daredevils mentor T A Sekar said that the team is not unduly worried about their comprehensive defeat at the hands of defending champion Chennai Super Kings.

“We lost our top batsmen pretty quickly during the last match. There are times when a team loses three or four wickets in this format. It happens in T20 regularly. We should have played better cricket but we are not worried about our loss,” Sekar said when asked whether the team has suddenly gone off the boil having lost two of their last three matches.

Asked about his team’s over dependance on Sehwag, Sekar replied, “He has scored five consecutive T20 half centuries and that is a record. But you can’t score everyday. In the last match, he was out to a beauty.”

Although not in as many words but Sekar did give indications that Ross Taylor might make a comeback in the playing XI if he is fully fit.

“Ross has not been dropped. It’s just that he wasn’t fit for the last two games. If Ross is fit and available, he will certainly play. Just like we depend on Mahela to control the innings, we need a player like Ross who is a big-hitter,” he said.

He praised the relaid Chepauk track and mentioned that the dew factor in the second innings made it easy for batsmen in the second innings.

“It’s a new wicket but it was hard and had good bounce.

The wicket certainly is a good one for T20 cricket,” the former India pacer concluded.(PTI)