Kane gives an emotional speech after being knocked out of IPL
Sunrisers Hyderabad deserves a lot of credit for the way they approached this season’s IPL. The 2018 IPL runner-ups played some fearless brand of cricket, thanks to David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s fireworks that lit the team’s scorecard on fire on most occasions.
After they both left the league for international duties, SRH lost their momentum in the important stage. They managed to qualify for the playoffs due to better net run rate. However, they failed to up the ante against Delhi Capitals as they lost in the qualifier 2 match.
SRH possess a poor record especially in the eliminator games as they lost 3 times in four matches in their IPL history.
After being knocked out of the IPL, skipper Kane Williamson gave an emotional speech at the post-match presentation. “It was one of those surfaces that produces such close matches. I believed we had a competitive total after the first half, I knew it would be a tricky chase after the powerplay, with such totals there are small margins, we have been in a position of strength before and haven’t nailed it, today was another such day, a little bit frustrating,” Kane spoke about the frustrating performance that let them down.
Delhi deserved to win: Kane
He gave full credit to Delhi Capitals and also confessed that DC deserved to win the game. “Delhi played very well, they are a strong outfit and I think they deserved this win, think they will go all the way.
We believed it was a winning total and it looked like it for a long time, they started well and had all the momentum, they had some quality players, as expected on this wicket we squeezed them back and got ourselves ahead, we weren’t very clinical with the catching or in our bowling, we weren’t great today,” the skipper added.
At the same time, he feels that this is not the team’s best performances as a lot of things need to be sorted out. “It wasn’t our best performance, a few things needed to be changed and it could have been a winning total. Warner and Bairstow were brilliant when they were here and they were prolific with the bat, we were without them for the last 2 or 3 games, but we still played very well despite missing them, just not quite getting across the line today.
We can reflect back on some games, we had similar matches last time around and we were on the right side of those, not this time though, we were on the underside of those totals. We are building well as a franchise and the development process will have to continue,” the skipper concluded.