Indian Premier League, CSK vs KKR: David Hussey Optimistic That Kolkata Knight Riders Can Reach Playoffs


IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: David Hussey speaks right through Match 49© BCCI/IPL

Despite suffering a defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor David Hussey said that the team is still breathing and is optimistic that his side can reach the playoffs. CSK defeated KKR by six wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Thursday. With CSK winning the match against KKR, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. KKR are currently placed on the fifth spot with 12 points. “We have put ourselves in this position by losing games. But we are still breathing in the competition. The next game is against Rajasthan,” Hussey said right through the post-match press convention.

“In a couple of days’ time, we’re going to recharge our batteries and come out and play free-flowing cricket. You never realize what could happen, results go our way and we will shock few teams in the playoffs,” he added.

CSK chased down the target of 173 with six wickets in hand. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a knock of 72 runs, while finally, Ravindra Jadeja played a quick inning of 31 runs off just 11 balls to take the side over the line.


Hussey admitted that CSK played mannered in the match and deserved to win.

“Each and every defeat is difficult. But full credit to Chennai, they deserve the win. I think they bowled and field mannered and then they chased the complete,” he said.

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