IPL views: Kolkata Knight Riders have been negative in approach, says Wasim Akram

Former bowling coach of the Knight Riders tells young captains like Gautam Gambhir must learn from seniors like Rahul Dravid, who know how to manage their aggression.

updated: May 04, 2013 09:58 IST
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Sunil Gavaskar had called Kolkata Knight Riders "listless" and their skipper Gautam Gambhir "frustrated." On Friday, Wasim Akram has slammed the defending champions for their "negative" approach.

With seven defeats in 11 matches, KKR are seventh in the points table with very little chance to make the last-four. Rajasthan Royals are third in the standings (six wins in ten games) and have a good chance to make the top four. Akram writes in his column all credit must go to Rajasthan captain, Rahul Dravid.

Akram has been KKR's bowling coach till last season. He had been full of praise for Gambhir's strategies and man management capabilities. But not his time. Gambhir's on-field brawl with Virat Kohli has seemingly not gone down well with Akram as the former Pakistan speedster says: "Misplaced aggression doesn't help."

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