first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir said his team committed the sin of dropping David Warner and that’s what had cost his team the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).Captain Warner smashed a marauding 126 runs off 59 deliveries as SRH registered a crucial 48-run victory over KKR in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.Warner unleashed mayhem as he smashed 10 fours and eight sixes to power his team to 209/3 in 20 overs. Kolkata could only score 161/7 in reply.Speaking after the match, Gambhir said dropping Warner was never really going to help his team.Warner got a life on 86 when Chris Woakes dropped an easy catch at long-off off chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the fifth ball of the 10th over. The catch went over the boundary line for a six and the following ball gave Warner another six to take him to 98.The next over saw Warner complete a double with a flick towards midwicket off a Umesh Yadav delivery as he registered his century in just 43 deliveries.”Catches win matches and you cannot drop catches off a player like David Warner. When you drop a player like warner, he will come back and haunt you and that’s what he did today,” Gambhir said.Gambhir also blasted KKR’s “sloppy” fielding and urged the players to “pull up the socks”.”We need to improve in our fielding. We have been very sloppy so far in the tournament, we need to pull up our socks if we have to do well.advertisement”They could not have got to that score if we had taken our chances. We have two more games at home, hopefully we can play some good cricket,” he said.last_img

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