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Loss Against KXIP Not a Wake-Up Call, Shares Kagiso Rabada





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|| Indian Correspondent ||

Delhi Capitals have been in a formidable form in the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and currently placed at the top of the points table. And, their speedster Kagiso Rabada believes that their five-wicket defeat against Kings XI Punjab was certainly not a "wake-up call" for the team as well.

"I don't know if I would call the loss against KXIP a wake-up call, it's just a loss and losses do happen. So it's not about panicking and trying to reinvent the wheel," said Rabada on Thursday while addressing the media.

"We need to assess where we felt we went wrong, which we have done already. We've talked about the game and where we can improve. Bearing that in mind, we need to realise what good came out of that game as well," he further added.

However, after having faced three losses in the tournament, Delhi Capitals will try to bounce back when they will play against Kolkata Knight Riders in their next game.

"Losses can happen so it's just about getting back up, and getting ready for the next game. Having identified what we have done wrong and have done right, we just need to make some minor adjustments," said Rabada.

The South African fast bowler, who is also the Purple Cap holder with 21 wickets in 10 games, was asked if his bowling can help the team lift the IPL title this season, to which he responded, "I think it's going to have to be a team collective. Look, we have had seven different Man of the Match awardees in the games that we have played. There are so many match-winners in our team, so it shows that all of us are hungry to win."

"I am the one who's lucky to get the wickets, but everyone has been contributing to the side. All the bowlers, batsmen and even fielders have contributed in our good performances. You've got guys who have put their hand up, and it's always been a team effort," further added Rabada.

The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals have 14 points from 10 games so far and they need only one victory to cement their berth in the playoffs for IPL 2020.