‘Approach was fine, we were going for it’ – Zaheer

Zaheer Khan has put Delhi Daredevil’s record-breaking defeat to Mumbai Indians down to “just one of those days where we couldn’t get going”. He could not find fault with his batsmen’s approach, he said, nor was he pessimistic about Daredevils’ chances of making the top four after Saturday night’s rout.

“It was a good Delhi wicket to bat on, you could see. Today also we thought it was going to be a 200-run game,” Zaheer said after Daredevils’ 146-run loss, the biggest margin of defeat by runs in IPL cricket. “Basically, once a team gets 200, you know as a batting unit you have to do the things that work for you, which had been working for us in the last couple of games, which is just play freely and go for it. So I don’t think there was anything wrong in terms of the approach.”

Daredevils inserted Mumbai, who piled up 212 for 3. In their previous match, Daredevils, at the same venue,…

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