KKR will bounce back, says skipper Gambhir

Oct 15, 2012, 08:21 IST | Agencies

Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to bounce back against New Zealand side Auckland Aces in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 at Cape Town today

KKR had a disappointing start to their campaign after they were beaten hands down by Delhi Daredevils here on Saturday.

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir (centre) celebrates the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir said the 52-run defeat was embarrassing, but they would bounce back. “We played very badly and it was an embarrassing batting performance from us. But we have a long way to go. We have the talent and we will come back in the tournament,” he said after the match on Saturday.

Asked about his side’s disappointing batting show, Gambhir said, “These things happen. Sometimes you can’t hold on to the momentum. One of us had to bat through. Had one of our top four got 70, we would have won the match,” he said.

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