Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said their sixth win on the trot in the Indian Premier League was not a fluke and asked his team-mates to maintain the intensity in the playoffs. "It's still a long way to go. The important thing is to turn up in two days time and play with same passion. The actual tournament starts now," Gambhir said after KKR beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs to book a play-off berth.
The 2012 champions had started off the tournament with two wins from the first seven matches and had a four-match losing streak before bouncing back in style with six wins on the trot after the India leg began.
Gambhir said he always believed in his team and backed his boys despite losing four matches in a row. "I'm pretty relieved... It's very satisfying. Deep inside the heart, I thought we had enough talent to turn it around. It's satisfying but not surprising. It has not happened by fluke. We have really worked hard for it. Everybody has taken up responsibilities," he said. (Match Highlights | Pics)