Robin Singh blames Mumbai batsmen for defeat vs KKR

May 18, 2012, 08:07 IST | A Correspondent

Mumbai Indians' head coach Robin Singh blamed the batters for surrendering meekly to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

Chasing 141, the hosts folded for 108. West Indian Sunil Narine was the most impressive with 4-15 in 3.1 overs.

Robin Singh

Robin said terming the team’s batting as “extremely poor” is an understatement after 32 runs loss. “The batting has been extremely poor. That’s an understatement on a wicket like this. I think we should have scored the runs. We did not show any intent at the end of first six overs,” said Robin in the post-match conference.

“Obviously then a total of 140 almost becomes like a 16-over game that you are playing. We have been batting well in patches. We have won very close games. This is a batsmen’s game. The batters have to come up and put the (opposition) bowlers under pressure. If you allow the bowlers to come into the game then you are in trouble,” added the former India player.  

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