Gambhir angry at "irresponsible" batting by top order

Updated: 16 April 2010 08:36 IST

Despite his side's win over CSK on Thursday, Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir said he was not happy at the "irresponsible" batting by his top order.

Gambhir angry at "irresponsible" batting by top order
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Chennai:

Despite his side's six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match in Chennai on Thursday, Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir said he was not happy at the "irresponsible" batting by his top order.

"Chasing 113 was not an easy job and you can't just bat irresponsibly. The top order need to bat with some responsibility. You can't bat just like that and leave the job for the lower order," Gambhir, who scored a match-winning unbeaten 57, said after his side's six-wicket win.

"We lost the top order without scoring much and I had to ensure that I stayed till the end. I am happy to have led from the front to get a win," he added.

Gambhir said his side need to sort out top order woes in their home match against Deccan Chargers on April 18. "We need to sort out our top order batting and we want to win at home. It is all about finishing the job. Hope they are more responsible in Delhi," said Gambhir, who was adjudged man of the match.

Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued the lack of part time bowlers who can be handy on slow tracks but said the total was too small to defend.

"They got part-timers like Sehwag and Dilshan. We did not have that option and that made all the difference. But we should have batted better. We will look to win our final game. Deccan Chargers need to lose one and we need to win one. We are still in the semifinal race," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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