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Gambhir pulls up batsmen after losing to Mumbai

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Crestfallen after a nine-run loss to Indians in their game, Knight Riders skipper Gautama on Saturday took his batsmen to task for making a mess of a "chaseable" target.

Replying to Indians' 173/5, KKR ended at 164/8, to miss out on the second spot in the table.

"With the kind of wicket this was, this was chaseable. Had one of the batsmen batted till the end, we would've got there. Just irresponsible shots, batsmen were trying to throw their bats at everything... I thought we were trying to chase this down on 10-12 overs," said after the Eden Gardens game.

However, he commended the KKR bowlers for restricting to 173, calling it "an unbelievable effort".

also conceded that his team was a batsman short. He said KKR needed to pull up their socks.

"If we bat like this it doesn't matter if we're in the Playoffs or not. Got to bat better."

--IANS

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