SPORT-IPL-RAHUL 2 LAST(SLUG)

first_imgRahul said giving away too many runs towards the end cost Rahul said giving away too many runs towards the end cost RCB the match against Hyderabad last night. “I think, towards the end, we gave away too many runs. I think we started off pretty well whatever we planned to do and took early wickets. That worked out very well for us, but as the game went on, I think we gave away too many runs towards the end. Its very hard to bowl to David Warner (50-ball 92) when he is settled and seeing the ball so well. “He is getting lot of runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, we knew if we can get him early, it couldnt do serious damage. Towards the end, I think, thats something we need to work on, the death bowling and conceding 15-20 runs extra towards the end. I think that cost us the game,” he explained. Swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle could not be a part of the playing XI yesterday as there is cap on overseas players and the existing batsmen have been doing well. “Unfortunately, the rules of IPL are such that you can only play four overseas players and we have seen in the past five games that our bowling hasnt been firing. We have been batting well as a unit. We got 180 plus in all our games. So, we were trying something new in this game. Unfortunately, it did not work out too well for us. Chris (Gayle) is an impact player for our team and I am sure he will be back soon and winning games for us,” said Rahul. Asked about the non-inclusion of Sarfaraz khan in the XI yesterday, Rahul said: “I am just a player. I am not in the team management. I dont sit in the meetings when the team is being selected. Obviously, we were trying to see what combination is best for the team and what works for us. Thats the only reason why we did a couple of changes.” PTI SJR CM PMadvertisementlast_img read more