MI vs SRH: “I Am Not Overly Disappointed With Performance” – Brian Lara After 8-Wicket Loss Against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) head coach Brian Lara stated that he wasn’t too disappointed with the team’s performance in their 8-wicket loss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Brian Lara praised Virat Kohli and said that the RCB opener batted at his best in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad put up a total of 186 runs with a brilliant knock from in-form batter Heinrich Klaasen. The Protea batter scored 104 runs off 51 balls, with the help of 8 fours and 6 sixes. In response, Virat Kohli scored 100 runs in 63 balls to help the Bangalore franchise chase down the target with four balls to spare.
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We Came Up Against Two World-Class Players – Brian Lara
Speaking at a post-match press conference, Brian Lara said that his team performed well against the quality opposition, noting that they lost the match in the final over of the match.
“I am not overly disappointed with today’s [Thursday’s] performance. The guys played really good cricket and we came up against Virat Kohli at his best and Faf du Plessis, who has done a tremendous job for RCB throughout the season. He is the Orange Cap leader at the moment.”
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“So, we came up against two world-class players. To lose in the 20th over was a good effort from the boys,” Lara told reporters after the match.
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Truly Tough Season For The Players – Brian Lara
The former West Indies captain said that he wasn’t happy with the team’s performance this season and hoped that they would get better with experience.
“We have a very young squad, with more experience you can see better performances. Truly tough season for the players, support staff and everyone involved with us,” he continued.
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He Played His Heart Out For The Team – Brain Lara
Brian Lara praised Heinrich Klaasen and said that the middle-order batter showed determination and commitment to the franchise. He pointed out that Harry Brook scored a hundred, making them the only team to have multiple players score a hundred this season.
“He played his heart out for the team for the entire season. He was rewarded tonight with a hundred. Obviously, we would love to be in a winning dressing room, but so be it. He showed his class once more. He showed his determination and his commitment to Sunrisers Hyderabad and we are so happy to have him,” he further added.
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“Everyone was so happy for him – every single player, management and the spectators. Having seen him bat here and away from home, [him] finally getting a hundred was tremendous. I think we might be the only team with two hundreds. [Harry Brook also scored a hundred],” he concluded.
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