Pune: A disappointed Pune Warriors India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that they don’t need an immediate "post-mortem" about his team's disastrous performance in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where they finished just above the bottom-placed Deccan Chargers.
"Any post-mortem that needs to be done should be done after some time. Right now, the boys need to get away from here and go back to their respective homes. It's very hard for them too. They have selected to win matches and that hasn't happened. It's a new franchise and things will only get better from here on. We need to look at a lot of things like team selection," Ganguly said after Pune’s 34-run defeat, their 12th this season, against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. About his future in the IPL, Ganguly said, "I haven't thought about it [yet]."
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir said that they treated this match as a quarter-final. "We knew that this was a virtual quarter-final for us. Now we would like to win the next two matches and win the tournament. Finishing in the top two gives us two chances to qualify for the final which is a good thing."
After losing their 12th match this season, Pune finished the tournament just above the bottom-placed Deccan Chargers.
Man-of-the-Match Shakib Al Hasan was happier with the fact that he made a significant contribution with the bat. "I had a good hit in the nets yesterday. I felt confident and the strip also suited my style of batting. It was like a wicket in Bangladesh."