Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen admitted that 152 wasn't a good enough total to restrict a side like Rajasthan Royals but wanted his players to keep their chin-up and carry on fighting for the rest of the Indian Premier League 7. Delhi lost to Rajasthan by seven wickets on May 3. (Highlights | Scorecard | Points Table | Schedule)
"I thought in the 10th over when myself and Quinton de Kock got out, that undid us," Pietersen said. "It was poor for both of us to get out and we didn't have enough runs on the board. I want the boys to keep their heads up, they've done all they can and that's all one can ask for," the Delhi captain said.
Pietersen reckoned that the track got slower with passage of time. "The pitch got slower, but we just didn't have a score on. We're talking the right language and the boys are training hard and that's all anyone can ask for."
Even Pietersen's opposite number Shane Watson was very happy to have restricted the Daredevils around the 150-run mark.