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Gautam Gambhir was confident Kolkata Knight Riders turn around their fortunes

Gautam Gambhir, the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 believes his team took time to make an impact, but after the few games things have turned around for his team and have found themselves in a great position to win their second title.

“I think the most important thing was that we knew we had the side to turn things around. Especially after the first seven games, I don’t think a lot of people must have believed that we would finish in the top two.

“But I believe in the kind of individuals there were in the dressing room. Given the strong individuals and the kind of talent that we had, it was just a matter of time we made an impact. Even in the first seven games, if you see them, most of the games that we lost we should have actually won; especially against Kings XI Punjab [KXIP], where we couldn’t chase 132, and even the one against Rajasthan Royals [RR].

“So, I knew that we were always there in the mix; it was just that we never crossed the line. The most positive thing that happened in the first seven games was that we were never outplayed by any of the opponents. So, I think it was just a matter of time that we would start winning. Obviously, it would give us a lot of confidence and that started from the win against Delhi Daredevils [DD] in Delhi.” he said in an interview with

The Kolkata team always had a strong bowling line-up and this time, Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel have lead their sides bowling. He will banking on them to stop the hard-hitting Punjab batsmen. When asked on how he plans to use their overs up, he said, “That was always that thought when we got into the auction because we always wanted someone to complement Sunil. If you have a quality attack around Sunil, it makes him even more effective. You don’t want Sunil to be singled out all the time


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