Gautam Gambhir feels that four more wins can take Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the Pepsi-IPL VI play-offs. Quite obviously in the hot seat because of the precarious position his team is in, Gambhir put up a brave face by fielding questions here on Monday.
The defending champion is placed seventh with eight points from 11 games ahead of Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors, but Gambhir felt everything can change in the last five games, two of which will be played at Ranchi.
When asked if KKR is hopeful of making the last four, he said, “Absolutely! We are very much in the competition. We are very much in the race for the title as well. A lot of people have been saying that we need to win five out of five, and that is tough.
“If you go back the last couple of years, the fourth-placed team has always been the one which has won eight games.
“We are not thinking of the play-offs to be honest, but we are very much in the race. I have not heard from anyone that we are out of the competition. Whether it is the start of the tournament or the end, we have always played to win games and that’s what we would do against Mumbai Indians. The desperation and hunger is always there, but we are not going to think every game we play as a must-win.”