SRH Captain Kane Williamson was gracious in the moments of defeat after SRH lost the IPL 2018 Final against CSK.
If you keenly observe, the two teams that qualified to the finals probably had the two best Captains leading them. While Kane Williamson led SRH in the absence of David Warner, Dhoni was at his best this season and took CSK to a victory.
Williamson was not only on a role with the bat but also shone through with the bat, winning the Orange Cap with 700 odd runs.
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Williamson was very gracious after the defeat, he said: “We thought it’ll be a competitive total, but the pitch did hold a bit. We saw that in our first five-six overs, and for the large part of the game we were doing okay. But hats off to Shane Watson. You do have to congratulate CSK. It’s frustrating, because we played some really good cricket for the large part. Wasn’t to be, and they certainly showed their experience. The boys are hurting at the moment, but we’ve fought hard. A shame not to come across the line, but a lot of positives.”
“Every team is trying to find their balance, but no doubt, when we have a quality bowling attack, then it’s a great asset. But it’s a challenge to get that bat-ball balance. But it does come down to the commitment of the guys, and we can’t fault them on that.
Positive attitude, and when we finally look back, you look at a couple of small moments, but at the end of the day, we congratulate CSK once again. If you captain, you’re playing, so that’s something I enjoyed. I was in and out earlier, so nice to contribute this season. You get given a role, and you try to adapt it the best you can. It’s a collective effort,” Williamson concluded.
They may have lost the title but they ended as runners up and gave tough competition to CSK.