Batsmen should've done better: Vinay

Batsmen should've done better: Vinay

Admitting his batsmen lacked application during the run chase, captain Vinay Kumar stressed that this is not the end of Karnataka’s dominance in domestic cricket.

“We didn’t have a bad season. We lost one crucial match and unfortunately we are out of the knockouts. Maybe our batsmen should have shown more application today. We lost three quick wickets in the first session and that didn’t help us. I want to give full credit to Maharashtra for bowling on the right areas but I feel our batters should have performed better,” said Vinay.

Vinay said it is wrong to expect one team to keep dominating. “In cricket anything can happen. We can’t predict that we will win every match we play. Overall it has been a good season. We haven’t changed our style of play and we have remained the same. The defeat will not affect the team’s confidence and we are confident of bouncing back in the next season.”

Summing up the season, Vinay said the team was never complacent. “If you look at the Assam game, I did a mistake by opting to bat first. Had we bowled first, we could have got six points. We did fight hard in the game but Arun Karthik played a superb knock to save the match for Assam. After that, in all our games, we gave our best but maybe the performance from the players was not as high as what we saw in the last two seasons,” Vinay remarked.

On the absence of key players Stuart Binny and KL Rahul, who were busy with national commitments, Vinay said the team missed their experience. “Definitely their (Rahul and Binny) presence would have boosted our confidence. But representing India is a great achievement and we support and encourage the players who get selected for the country. Had they played, their experience would have certainly helped us.”

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