Kochi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the hour-long rain interruption proved to be costly for his team during its shock seven-wicket loss to IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala here.
"The interruption didn't help us at all. We lost three overs which proved to be crucial in the end. We had marked those three overs to set ourselves up for a big score," Dhoni said at the post match presentation ceremony here.
"It was the timing of the interruption that became crucial. Badri had just walked in and the big hitters were there in the dressing room. But can't take any credit away from the Kochi bowlers as they did a good job in restricting us. Also, McCullum batted well and stayed nearly till the end."