Kolkata Knight Riders, a two-time champions, suffered a crushing defeat against Delhi Capitals in the IPL-13 match on Saturday. Despite this defeat, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik praised his team’s batsmen but also asked to talk to the coach about Sunil Narayan.
At the small ground in Sharjah, the Delhi Capitals scored 228 runs for 4 wickets, after which the Kolkata team could only manage 210 runs for 8 wickets and lost the match by 18 runs. Man of the match Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 88 off 38 balls, which included 7 fours and 6 sixes in this innings.
See, DC vs KKR: Scorecard of this match
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik praised his batsmen and said, ‘I am proud of the way they played. We did not give up, which is the quality of this team. Had it taken two more sixes, we could have won.
He said that coaches will be talked about the role of Sunil Narayan, who has so far failed to get a good start to the innings. He said, ‘We want to give more time to Andre Russell. Will talk to coaches about Narayan’s role but I have full faith in him.