A video of Robin Singh press conference after Mumbai Indians defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.

 

Refusing to put the blame only on the openers for the team's batting woes in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh said that every batsman must take responsibility for the failure.

 

He admitted the team batted extremely poorly which was not expected from them.

 

“The batting has been extremely poor. That's an understatement on a wicket like this. I think we should have scored the runs. We did not show any intent at the end of first six overs,” said Robin Singh after his team's fifth defeat in eight home games at the Wankhede Stadium here.

 

“Obviously then a total of 140 almost becomes like a 16-over game that you are playing,” added the former India player.

 

Refusing to blame the wicket for the defeat, Robin said it was a plumb track on which his batsmen should have comfortably chased down 141-run target.

 

“Wicket was fine, nothing wrong with the wicket. It was a plumb batting wicket as far as I am concerned. We could not chase 140. Obviously we did not bat well,” said Robin after the Knight Riders avenged the first leg defeat they suffered against Mumbai Indians.

 

“We have been batting well in patches. We have won very close games. This is a batsmen's game. The batters have to come up and put the (opposition) bowlers under pressure. If you allow the bowlers to come into the game then you are in trouble,” insisted Robin.