Shakib defends Chawla
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan defended Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Piyush Chawla for not taking the defending champions across the finish line with his bat in the last over of their IPL cricket match against Mumbai Indians.
"He (Pollard) bowled well, but we could have executed our shot selection better. Twelve runs in the last over always bring pressure on the batsmen. If you can't make the right selection it will be difficult. Sometimes it goes for you and other times, it goes against. We are all humans and we all make mistakes," said Shakib.
Shakib, who bowled superbly by taking 2 for 22 on his return, rued that his team had allowed over 70 runs at the death.
"They scored too many runs in last five overs; they scored around 70 runs, but it can happen in a T20 game. We did not play near our best.”