Dinesh Karthik: Credit top the franchisee. They picked lot of under-19 players. It's little harsh on him. That boy is special. I picked it up early. Our bowlers are so confident. You need to be pushing boundaries. He is a thorough all-rounder. He bowled the pressure overs. He's a great player to have.
MS Dhoni: If the wicket remained the same the total was decent, I felt this wicket was on the slower side but you have to hit the seam hard. When you are bowling the slower ball, if you can hit the seam then you can generate variable bounce. In the second half wicket became much better under the lights. The easy way is to compare the two balls after 20 overs. Second ball will be in the better shape. Ball was coming nicely under the lights. Overall disappointment with the loss, we need to do better than this in the bowling department. A few more runs would have helped. We knew the kind of fielding we will do after the team was picked. But what is more disappointing is guys are not aware on the field. Your speed might not be too much but you have to be attentive in the field. Classic example is Hussey, when he was playing for CSK he was not the quickest but he used to anticipate really well and that used to give him extra second. That is the kind of commitment needed in the field. If no one is bowling well, keep shuffling bowlers around. If no one does well, game will be over soon. We are slightly on and off in the field. Keeping it simple helps, I think bowlers need to vary their pace and you need to be aware of the strengths of the batsmen and accordingly you need to bowl. You can tell bowler a lot but when they have bowl in the hand they are on their own.
Kolkata won by 6 wickets
Over 17.4 DJ Bravogood length deliveryto Dinesh Karthik, Boundary! Gives himself some room and slices it wide of backward point, who put in the dive. Runs away to the fence..
Over 17.3 DJ Bravobowls a pitched up deliveryto Dinesh Karthik, Boundary! Came down the pitch and flicks it over the square leg umpire's head and gets the boundary.
Over 17.3 DJ Bravobowls a pitched up deliveryto Dinesh Karthik, wide, gets forward and leaves it down the leg side and Umpire calls it wide.
Over 17.2 DJ Bravogood length deliveryto Dinesh Karthik, 2 runs, open the face of the bat and pushes it down to deep point and picks up couple of runs.
Over 17.1 DJ Bravobowls a pitched up deliveryto Dinesh Karthik, Boundary! Shuffles across on the back foot and flicks it nicely pass short fine leg and the ball raced away to the fence for four.