Mumbai, April 27 : Ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir said that his side’s bowling unit will try and work collectively to not allow Rohit Sharma to score too many runs.
Two-time winners Kolkata sit comfortably at the top of the points table with eight points from five games, having won four and lost just one.
The last time the two sides met in the season at the Eden Gardens, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a match-winning unbeaten 54-ball 84 to steer them to an easy victory.
“I think one game doesn’t define us the side we are. But sometime you need to give credit to the opposition as well. And I always believe that Rohit Sharma is a quality player. He was the one who took the game away from us. If someone from the top three can bat through the innings, most of the time the team will end up winning the game,” Gambhir said at the pre-match press conference here.
“I believed in giving a lot of security to the players. In today’s world where there are so much insecurity in every job not only cricket. Try and give them lot of security and pick someone and do that with a lot of trust. We are a franchise who does not chop and change too much,” he said.
“If someone doesn’t perform well we do not send him back to the auction or release. We have shown a lot of trust n our domestic players. We have given them freedom to go and express themselves. All of us, coaches and support staffs have allowed players to go out and make mistakes. I think that that differentiates us from rest of the people,” Gambhir said.