KKR's Gambhir gung-ho about team's bowlers

Indo Asian News Service

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) All keyed up after an emphatic 82-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their IPL game on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for his bowlers who shot out the star-studded visiting batting line up for a mere 49, the lowest in the tournament history.

"The bowling department was very professional, I've not seen as impressive an effort from the bowling attack like I did today," said Gambhir.

He said after his team were all out for 131, the pacers were asked to go flat out.

"The plan to the bowlers was simple ' just use your pace and show to the world what you've got'", he said.

Gambhir added that having three fast bowlers helped.

"Not a lot of teams have pace like we have. Got three guys who can bowl over 140. The plan was to hit the deck hard and the plan worked," he said.

However, Gambhir also cautioned the batsmen, saying they needed to pull up their socks.

"We didn't bat well at all. After where we were in the first six, we should've got 170. We need to pull up our socks in the batting department. If you want to win the tournament, you need to bring your A game out in all departments," he added.

--IANS

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