Ashish Nehra retunred to the SRH squad after missing out a few games due to injury © Getty Images
Ashish Nehra retunred to the SRH squad after missing out a few games due to injury © Getty Images (File Photo)

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in a rain-marred Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 encounter at Hyderabad. RPS, after a string of losses, finally managed to win one, to relieve some pressure on themselves. However, SRH bowler Ashish Nehra, who returned to the side after missing a few games due to injury, believes that there is no need to panic after losing a couple of games. “These are the players we have. We don’t need to panic after losing one or two games. We have Naman Ojha at No. 7, who can hit. So how many more batsmen do you need? Ultimately you need 4 bowlers as well,” Nehra said. Full  CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), IPL 2016, Match 22

“You can even play 10 batsmen, but it doesn’t mean that you will definitely score 200 runs. You need those bowlers also to do well. If you take RCB for instance, they score 180-200, but the other team is able to chase. So I think we have enough batting just that we have to apply better. Like I said it is one of those games for us,” he added, according to cricbuzz.com. Full Cricket Updates: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 22 at Hyderabad

Nehra went on to defend his skipper David Warner, who got out for a duck on Tuesday, saying he cannot be singled out for the loss. “He [Warner] is somebody who is in form. He scored thrice in the last 5-6 games. Even if we were chasing 135-140, he played a really important role,” said the veteran fast bowler.

“It’s not just about Warner. Like I said it was 30 for 5. If you are 30 for 2 or 30 for 3, you still have a chance. If you bat well you can score 150-160 and you can win a game. But with 110-120, it was very difficult,” he added.

Reflecting upon his own form, Nehra said that he was a bit rusty after returning to the side after a gap. “I played after 2-3 weeks. Like I said, we have 2-3 games every week. The more I play, I will get better. I would say I was a bit rusty compared to how I was bowling in the last 6, 7, 8 months. With more games coming up, I’ll get better from here,” he said.