Kimberley: The race to the Indian Premier League semifinals seems headed for a thrilling climax and in a bid to avoid getting bogged down by pressure Kings XI Punjab skipper Yuvraj Singh has urged his side to focus on only one match at a time.
Through with 10 of its 14 league matches, Kings XI has managed five wins against an equal number of losses and as the team gears up for the remaining games, Yuvraj wants his men to take it easy and not think too much about the semifinal berth.
“Thinking about the semifinal means taking a lot of pressure. Instead it is important that we look at each day differently and contribute in every game. If we keep playing well, we will definitely make it to the semifinals. But we need to look only as far as the next match,” Yuvraj told reporters here.
Needs to field better
Relieved after Kings XI pulled off a thrilling three-wicket win over Deccan Chargers on Saturday, Yuvraj said the triumph would have come easier if the team had fielded better.
“It’s always important that everybody contributes. If we had fielded better we could have restricted them to a lesser total,” he said.
The explosive left-hander said he was happy with his own form, having scored a couple of fifties in the tournament.
“I think my form’s been pretty good. I don’t mind getting out or getting runs as long as the team is winning,” he said. — PTI