Mumbai, Apr 27 (UNI) The Deccan Chargers captain V V S Laxman today praised his whole team for their effort which resulted in a comprehensive 10 wicket win against Mumbai Indians at the D Y Patil stadium, Nerul near here today.
Speaking to the media after completing a comprehensive win with eight overs to spare, Laxman said, ''The way Adam Gilchrist played today was a treat to watch. He was vitually unstoppable and this win coming after two close losses was all the more enjoyable.'' ''The team was disappointed after two close losses and losing such games always results in a loss of confidence, but the boys at the training yesterday were all fired up and wanted to do well and I am happy we could turn this loss record around,'' he said.
The Mumbai Indians skipper Shaun Pollock said that he thought they had put a competitive score on the board, but once Gilchrist got into his rhythm there was nothing we could do. ''He simply took the game away from us,'' Pollock added.
The former South African pace bowler also admitted that they were missing Sachin and Harbhajan.
When asked when the elusive win would come for them, Pollock said that we have to manage to get one then the wins would come regularly. We have to play 14 matches in the tournament and if we win seven then we have a fair chance of making the semifinals.
Pollock also said that the recent events concerning Harbhajan Singh were not affecting the team and they were only concentrating on the job at hand and looking to improve their performance.
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