Bangalore: Gautam Gambhir is not worried after Kolkata Knight Riders' second consecutive defeat in IPL-VI on Thursday. Rather he's taking inspiration from last year and hoping to turn things around.
"There are still plenty of games to go… We were in the same position last year as well. Lots of games are at home, the next game is at home, and hopefully, we can turn it around," the Knight Riders captain said.
Gambhir feels there are lot of areas of improvement.
"All the areas, I can't mention one or two. If we want to defend the title and if we want to do well in the tournament, I think we have to do well in all the departments. I can't just say batting or bowling, I think we have got a lot of talent in the dressing room..."
But was the team guilty of bowling too many wides? "That was the plan (to bowl wide on the off) but it didn't work. Look (Chris) Gayle took the game away from us. I think the pacers and every other bowler gave his best.
"As you all know, in this ground 155 was too little to defend. I think all gave their 100 per cent which was more important. And I don't want to mention one or two names of pacers. All of them gave 100 per cent and that's more important for me as a captain."
Gambhir admitted that Gayle took the game away from them.
"We will always have certain plans and we just need to stick to those plans. If plan A doesn't work then plan B will work. But sometimes none of your plans work because Gayle is a quality player and he just took the game away from us. I think all the bowlers did a good job at the start. The plan was to bowl in the good areas but later I think Gayle took the game away from us."