Relieved to snap their losing streak, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne on Sunday expressed satisfaction at the intensity and character showed by his team during their comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Talking to reporters after Rajasthan's third victory, the Australian spin legend said the past week was very tough on them and the losses really hurt the team.
"We had to play four matches in seven days and that in far corners. We also played pretty disappointing cricket but I am happy with the way the boys have come and responded," Warne told reporters at the post-match press conference.
"After three dismal losses we sat together and had honest chats among us. The sessions with trainer Jeremy Snape too helped us a lot. We were back at the drawing board and came up good. The losses had hurt us and I am happy we have responded well with intensity," He said.
Asked if Sunday's opening line-up with Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson at the top would be maintained, Warne said the playing eleven is chosen keeping in view the opposition.
"Tait took three for 23 but could not find a place today because pitch seemed to be low. I feel we need more pace in our attack. Watson and Siddharta (Trivedi) are doing well but still we need more pace in our attack," he said.
"We are happy to be back home and if we win remaining four here we can be among top four. But anything can happen in 20-20. See we beat Kochi easily but they had beaten top teams like Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata in their previous three matches," he added.
Warne also felt the toss didn't play a role today. "The toss was not really that important. See how easily we chased," he added.