Sat, 25 May 2019

Delhi [India] Apr 21 (ANI): Although Kings XI Punjab faced five defeats in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, Coach Mike Hesson said there was only one defeat he is 'really disappointed' about.

"We have played some good cricket and there was probably only one game, where we were really disappointed with and that was against Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In that game, we were below our own standards. Apart from that, we have actually played very well," Hesson said during a post-match press conference on Saturday.

RCB, who is the bottom-placed team in this season's points table, registered their maiden victory, against Kings XI Punjab on April 13.

Also, Punjab lost a match against Delhi Capitals on April 20 by five wickets. Talking about the forthcoming games, the former New Zealand coach enunciated that the 'destiny is in our own hands'.

"The destiny is in our own hands. And you know that if you play well, you give yourself good chance of winning," Hesson said.

He also praised Chris Gayle for his impeccable performance. "Chris is very unique in terms of the power that he has got. He was the one guy to take the game away from the opposition. Obviously, we also kept losing wickets, which made it difficult to push on," he said.

Punjab will now compete with RCB at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 24. (ANI)

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