Delhi Capitals (DC) lost their 3rd match on the trot in Dubai on Tuesday but team’s captain Shreyas Iyer said that the 88-run defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is not going to bog them down during this crucial juncture of IPL 2020.
Reflecting on the thrashing at the hands of SRH, Shreyas Iyer said that his team lost during the Powerplay overs of their bowling innings itself. Notably, SRH accumulated 77 runs in the starting 6 overs to make an IPL 2020 record.
The 25-year-old said that back-to-back loses will put DC under the pump but expressed belief that his boy will bounce back strongly.
“Definitely a big loss for us but you can’t really bog down from this point of time. We still have two games left but one win is really important, that’s what we are waiting for since the last three games. Back-to-back losses is definitely going to put us under the pump. The boys are really strong, really motivated and this loss is definitely going to motivate us.
“We lost the game in the powerplay itself. Getting 70 runs in the first six overs was really commendable and the way they went after our bowlers was amazing. We need to have that strong and positive mindset. These losses are not going to put us down. As a team, we have been doing amazing throughout so these few matches shouldn’t get into our heads. Next match, we’ll see to it that we have done our studies right, we’ll also see to it that we are putting in our best efforts on the field,” Shreyas Iyer said after the match.
Shreyas Iyer on a lighter note said losing the toss in Dubai was better than winning and making the decision to bat or bowl first. Iyer added that the ball was stopping during the 2nd innings and scoring was difficult.
“It’s really difficult to judge what to do on this wicket because it keeps changing any time, so the best thing is to lose the toss. I was contemplating whether to bat or to bowl, unfortunately I won the toss (laughs). We decided that the dew factor will play a massive role, but the ball was stopping a bit. It was really difficult to get off to a great start.”