Ashish Nehra’s absence hurt us, says Sunrisers Hyderabad star Eoin Morgan

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody, on the eve of his team’s game against Delhi Daredevils, said they were looking for finish inside top two spots on the IPL table. The Australian legend said his team would field their best and would go full throttle against the Zaheer Khan’s side. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)However, Moody’s side were the second best after they suffered a narrow defeat against Delhi yesterday. Star batsman Eoin Morgan pointed fingers at the absence of Ashish Nehra in their bowling line-up. Nehra, who made an impact this season with his consistent line and length and speed, has been ruled out of the IPL with a hamstring injury.”Obviously it was a big blow missing Ashish. He was injured after the first game of Bangalore. So (Barinder) Sran came in then and did really well. It was a quite easy transition for him. Today he took wickets for us.. so whole credit to him,” Morgan said at the post match conference here.Morgan rued the missed chances which gave Delhi the upper hand in the game. Karun Nair, who sealed the game in the last ball with an unbeaten 83 was given a reprieve by David Warner when he was 31.”Yes we had chances… I mean the tough lesson learned,” he said.WARNER’S APPROACH IS DIFFERENT FROM MINEOn a query over David Warner’s captaincy, Morgan said, ” every individual has his own unique way of leading and David is a little bit different to mine. But David works, certainly I believe in, mine works. So simple, to do what you believe in and what is your strength…”advertisementOn being asked about lack of power hitting in the middle overs, Morgan said, ” Probably 160 was a par score. I think we did finish well. We have plenty of power hitters, if you look at the middle order Henriques, Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) and myself right down.”ONE OF MY BEST KNOCKSDelhi Daredevils batsman Karun Nair, who smashed a blistering 83 to help his side to chase down 159, said it was one of his best innings.”It is one of the best knocks I can say because I was able to pull the team through and took it at the end and stay not out,” Nair said..”It was really a good pitch to bat on. I wanted to play normal cricket shots and just tried to hit the gaps. Lucky that everything I did went in the gaps and I am happy that the team won,” he added.He said 160 was a good score on the Raipur ground.”Although it was a good wicket but still it is a big outfield and the score was like 180 and 185 on a normal ground.”STAYED POSITIVE TILL THE ENDOver question on his strategy in the last over, he said, “I was just thinking of getting that one boundary. In two balls we needed to get one boundary. There was nothing going on in my mind apart from staying positive and staying still.”last_img

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