Kolkata: After a huge defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a low scoring game at M Chinnaswamy stadium, Rajasthan Royals batsman Stuart Binny expressed disappointment of letting go the opportunity to guide his team to victory in front of his home crowd.
Speaking to the IPL website, Binny, who scored a magnificent 33 off 20 balls, said, "The pitch was definitely on the slower side and I have played a lot of cricket here and the wicket generally tends to be on the faster side. When we went into bat we should have analysed and read the wicket better than we did. Once we got the partnership (between himself and Rahul Dravid) going, we should've realised that this is not a 170-run track. 150 would have been a fighting score."
"Just when we looked like building a bit of a partnership, we lost a wicket and that kept happening at crucial times. We need to analyse at which stages we are losing wickets and try to avoid that. After the start I got, I thought I will get a big score, but I lost my wicket at a crucial time. Since I had that start and the momentum was with me, I looked to get a kick on from there. This is my home ground; I've played here all my life. I was feeling really good but it just didn't come off", Binny added.
However Binny also praised Rajasthan's fighting spirit which they have shown throughout the tournament. "we have always played our game with the fighting spirit. We always want to go out there on the park and produce something special. Sometimes - like it happened today - we will have bad days but we should keep fighting hard."