'You never know': KKR's mentor David Hussey still confident of playoff spot despite 7th loss

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 30, 2020, 04:20 PM(IST)

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During the post-match press conference, he said: "We have put ourselves in this position by losing games. But we are still breathing in the competition."

Kolkata Knight Riders' hopes for play-offs were dented after Chennai pulled off a last-minute win. KKR find themselves in a sticky position as a seventh loss this season has opened their chances of being knocked out. 

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However, KKR's team mentor David Hussey believes that the team is still "breathing" in the tournament and are still confident of qualifying into the playoffs this season. 

During the post-match press conference, he said: "We have put ourselves in this position by losing games. But we are still breathing in the competition."

"In a few days' time, we are going to recharge our batteries and come out and play free-flowing cricket. You never know what could happen, results go our way and we can shock a few teams in the playoffs," he added.

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"Every defeat is difficult. But full credit to Chennai, they deserved the win. They bowled and fielded well and then they chased the total. I thought 175 was par... full credit to Chennai. Their second-wicket partnership batsmen Rayudu and the youngster from Maharashtra (Gaikwad) was sublime and went a long way in winning the game for Chennai," Hussey spoke about the last-ball defeat against CSK.

When asked about Rana's performance for KKR this season, he said: "Yeah...Rana. He has had a very good tournament. A very consistent tournament. In the last few innings he has been a consistent player for KKR."

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