Akshay Manwani in Hyderabad 20 May 2012 - 09:08pm IST
DC total was chaseable: Murali
RCB’s ace spinner attributes team’s defeat to their poor batting display
Yet, in a cruel twist of events, the RCB batting imploded. The visitors were kept down to 123 by the DC bowlers with Dale Steyn bowling a phenomenal four overs for just eight runs while taking three wickets. The defeat brought an end to RCB’s run in IPL 2012 and gave the Chennai Super Kings the opportunity to qualify ahead of the Bengaluru franchise on account of posting a better net run-rate.
iplt20.com caught up with ace spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for a quick chat to gauge the mood in the RCB camp following this defeat.
You must be a very disappointed team right now?
Yes, very disappointed because we should have easily won. 130 [odd] is a chaseable total.
Was Virat Kohli’s wicket the turning point in the match?
We can’t say that. Any wicket [could have been the turning point], because we didn’t bat well.
Most experts are calling this the best IPL ever. Do you agree?
Yes. IPL has always been exciting because some teams win and some teams lose. This time, it was a little tougher for every team.
You had a good IPL with the ball. How do you feel about that?
Yes. I bowled well, but at the end of the day, it’s all about how the team performs.
Adam Gilchrist said yesterday that he has finished playing in the IPL. His decision is a big loss for his team and the fans.
Yes, because he is a great player and the fact that he will not play means that they [Kings XI Punjab] will miss him.