IPL 2019 | Kieron Pollard took game away from us: R Ashwin

KXIP captain R Ashwin did not wait to accept that MI's stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard played a blinder and took the overall game away.

Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was pretty right that is vocal the Indian Premier League (IPL) about his group and their performance and after losing to Mumbai Indians despite putting on 197 regarding the board, Ashwin failed to wait to accept that MI's stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard played a blinder and took the game away.

Speaking after the game, while Ashwin applauded Pollard, he additionally included that there have been a number of positives for their group also with KL Rahul striking a fantastic century and Chris Gayle showing kind that is good.

"At the end of the Pollard batted beautifully and took the game away from our time. Quite a complete large amount of positives. We showed a whole lot of composure using the bat. Rahul batted through and closed out the innings. We could have already been just a little steelier and smarter with these plans. He (Gayle) said he twisted his straight back. We have to go check and exactly how he could be," he said.

Asked in the event that bowling left a little to be desired, Ashwin stated: "He (Ankit Rajpoot) hurt their finger in the over that is first. It was a big bonus within the powerplay that people got three overs from him.

"We were a bit down and up with our fielding and catching. Most likely we'd have wound up on the right side if we would have been sharper. I believe it, in fact, was a total that is defendable. It had been just about par.

"It is a defending ground that is hard. We were about 10s for 10-12 overs then we lost a little momentum while batting which I feel was crucial he stated for us.

The captain defended Sam Curran and said that there were times whenever things usually do not go as prepared and there was clearly absolutely nothing to worry while praising Mohammed Shami for setting up a fantastic show with all the ball.

"we thought we had been very good being a bowling unit in equipment. Shami was really good and we were good within the overs that are middle. Somehow we're able to perhaps not out close the overall game.

"Sam ended up being underneath the pump. It could happen if you find a complete lot of dew. It's certainly one of a type or sort experience for him into the IPL. He shall get better and acquire richer with experience. Often with all the dew, you can miss the yorker he stated want it took place to Sam.

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