Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday banned to accusation any of his players for the team's 17-run accident to Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League.
Asked if Brett Lee's aftermost over amount the bold for KKR, Gambhir said, "I do not appetite to accusation anyone. It happens in the bold of cricket. He gave his best attempt and we apperceive these things happen. He has bowled able-bodied in the aftermost brace of games."
"We did not go amiss anywhere. I do not appetite to accusation anyone. But we should accept chased 156. Kochi bowled able-bodied and acclaim goes to Kochi as they stick to the areas," Gambhir said at the post-match columnist conference.
"We charge to move on from here. This is allotment and bindle of the game. In the T20 format, one wicket can change the game. We charge to apply on abutting brace of games," he said.
Asked if the Kochi angle was difficult to bat on, he said, "It was a actual acceptable wicket to comedy and acclaim goes to Kochi because they stick to their areas and bowlers bowled absolutely able-bodied and bowlers bowled well.
On the fielding of his side, Gambhir said KKR had consistently fielded able-bodied in the tournament.
"I am blessed with the fielding efforts of my teammates and anybody is giving their 100 per cent. That is what matters," he said.
KTK batsman Brad Hodge, who was declared man of the match, said it was nice to accomplish able-bodied adjoin his above team.
"It was a awful contested match. KKR played appealing well. We had to win and acutely it was a acceptable victory. The angle was acceptable for the bowlers and batsmen," said Hodge.
Asked what afflicted the game, his batting or Raiphi Gomez's two acute wickets, Hodge said, "It was a aggregate of both. Two acceptable wickets in an over gave us drive and put the brakes a little bit on KKR and gave blow of our bowlers confidence. The two Kerala bowlers bowled absolutely well."