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‘We created a culture of learning from mistakes’
In a exclusive chat with
, Adam Gilchrist says it’s a phenomenal effort by the whole team and the franchise to turn it around after finishing at the bottom last year. Nobody thought we would come this far before the start and here we are.
Gilly reveals secrets of Deccan's IPL turnaround
Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist has attributed his underdog team's fairytale title-triumph at the Indian Premier League to a "culture of learning from mistakes" and playing a "smarter brand" of Twenty20 cricket.
Twin-blows hurt our chances: Kumble
The IPL trophy slipped out of their hands when Andrew Symonds dismissed Ross Taylor and Virat Kohli in successive balls, reckons Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble.
Youngsters did the trick for us: Gilchrist
"The match could have gone either way. I thought (Pragyan) Ojha did a wonderful job, picking those two wickets of Manish Pandey and Van der Merwe," Gilchrist said after Deccan Chargers beat B'lore Royal Challengers by six runs.
We gifted the match to Deccans, rues Mallya
Bangalore Royal Challengers' owner Vijay Mallya believes his team goofed it up in the last five overs and served the IPL title on a platter to the Deccan Chargers.
Deccan Chargers beat Bangalore by six runs to lift IPL crown
More bowling options for World T20 post-IPL: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the success of part-time bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has given him more choices to explore at next month's Twenty20 World Cup in England.
One more win will be nice: Anil Kumble
Former India captain Kumble, who took over the reins from an unimpressive Kevin Pietersen midway through the league, said the party will start with one more win - the final.
We were 15-20 runs short: Dhoni
"We were looking at around 160. We were some 15-20 runs short," said Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the post-match ceremony.
T20 at par with Test cricket: Gilchrist
"I think Twenty20 cricket applies more pressure on the players. It is at par with Test cricket simply because in T20s it is a real battle of wits," says Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist.
McGrath was not in form: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag justified not playing Australian Glenn McGrath in any of the IPL matches, saying that the fast bowling legend was not match-fit and was also not in the form he was in last year.
'Sehwag, Gambhir need to shed fatigue before T20 WC'
India has the wherewithal to defend the Twenty20 World Cup in England but openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will have to overcome the fatigue factor if the team is to achieve the goal, reckons Sachin Tendulkar.
Gilchrist gave us no chance: Sehwag
"I thought 153 was a defendable total but the way Gilchrist batted, we could do very little. It was Gilchrist's day," said Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag.
I was inspired by Tendulkar knock: Pandey
IPL's new star Manish Pandey said his role model Sachin Tendulkar's knock in the first match against Delhi Daredevils gave him the confidence to make the most of the opportunity to open the innings against Deccan Chargers.
I won't bet on myself returning next year: McGrath
Disappointed at not being given a single opportunity in the on-going IPL, legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has hinted at terminating his contract with the Delhi Daredevils and said he may not return for the next season of the Twenty20 tournament.
Ton changes wannabe soldier’s focus
After becoming the first Indian batsman to slam a century in the IPL, Manish Pandey is convinced that he is made to fire with bat in cricket fields than firing bullets in the battlefield.
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