Players got a bit carried away, says David Hussey

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Published: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 13:23 [IST]
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We got a bit carried away: Hussey

Mohali, May 6: Kings XI Punjab stand-in skipper David Hussey feels his side were little complacent and got carried away in between against Rajasthan Royals, which led to their 43-run loss in Mohali on Saturday.

Hussey said that his players were yet to get over their four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game in Bangalore.

"I don't think we really switched on. I think we were still celebrating the win against Bangalore. I think we (players) got a bit carried away," Hussey said last night in the post-match press conference.

After two wins in a row against defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers in away games, Kings XI were comfortable beaten by 43-runs by Rajasthan Royals at home.

Batting first, Rajasthan posted a good target of 177 for six and then restricted the hosts to 134 for eight with Shaun Marsh's top-score of 34.

When asked about their poor home form, Hussey said,"I guess we are an away team. We played particularly well away. We are hoping to prepare well for Deccan Chargers (whom Kings XI play next in Hyderabad)."

Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid was satisfied with his team's performance after losing four in a row.

"We played an all round game. We did well with the bat to score 177 for six and then credit to the bowlers for restricting KXIP to 134 for eight," he said.

Dravid also praised Australia's Shaun Tait, "Tait added some spice to our attack, created some element of doubt in the batsmen. Hope we continue our good bowling performance."

Hussey said the wicket at home was a good track to play on, but his side have faltered in all areas. Hussey also hoped his team win three out of their remaining five games, to have good chance to qualify for the play-offs.

Asked if their skipper Adam Gilchrist will be back in action soon, he said, "Possibly yes, I don't think it is too far away. He is a very classy player and he will be a welcome addition to the side."


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