Kieron Pollard optimistic despite huge loss to Sunrisers
The word mauling also seems completely underwhelming to describe the end result for the game between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at Vishakhapatnam. There was not a single department in the game this evening, where the Mumbai Indians could potentially outplay Sunrisers Hyderabad. The David Warner led outfit was simply just too good for the Mumbai Indians to fathom.
Warner along with Dhawan provided a solid start for the Sunrisers and later, southpaw Yuvraj Singh cemented his side’s dominance. The 85 runs stand between Yuvraj and Dhawan for the third wicket was simply blazing and that pretty much put the Mumbai Indians in a spot of bother. To top it all, the early strikes from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra summed up the misfortunes of the Mumbai Indians.
After Mumbai’s stinging loss, Trinidadian Kieron Pollard interacted with the media. Pollard said that the side was still positive despite the loss. “Today was one of the games where you don’t want to actually pinpoint anything, you just want to actually forget it,” Pollard said. “We look at the performances, we just want to forget about it, because this is the back-end of the tournament and you need guys confident. You don’t need guys with their heads down, you don’t need people playing blame-games at this point in time, you need all hands on deck in order to get you back in the tournament. So for me personally I think it is one of those things you just have to forget.”
Comparing his team’s situation to that of last year, Pollard said, “Even if we look back at last year as well, we were on a momentum, we had to win all our games and then we were actually demolished by AB de Villiers at Wankhede. That was a game for us to forget as well, we forgot it and came back strong. There’s a lot of experienced guys in that dressing room, the management team is experienced enough to know how to deal with these sorts of losses. As I said before, what we need now are confident guys and guys with their heads up in order to go forward in the back-end of the tournament,” Pollard said.
“We’ll sit down and we’ll look over the performance, look how the wicket behaved, see where we need to improve. But our next game is on a good batting track in Bangalore. So it’s (remaining games) not something you look at this present time, I think in a couple of days time we have another important game in Bangalore and then when we come back for the last couple of games, then we’ll think about what needs to be done,” Pollard concluded.
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