SRH must benefit from this part of the fortune: VVS Laxman

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad Mentor VVS Laxman Admitted That He Cheered Mumbai Indians In Their Competition Kolkata Knight Riders Because SRH Needed KKR To Lose To The. Reach IPL Playoffs.

In his column for the Times of India, Laxman wrote, "For the first time in my long association with the IPL , I found myself rooting for another franchise on Sunday night. For Sunrisers Hyderabad to qualify for playoffs, we needed Mumbai Indians to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in the last match of the league phase. As a group, we gathered in the team room of our hotel in Bangalore to watch the match on the big screen, riding an emotional rollercoaster."

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" In The End, It Became An Unscheduled Team Bonding Session, With A Fun Segment Thrown During The Innings Break. Our Progress To The Next Phase, It Is Now Up To Us To Make Our Own Luck," Laxman Added.

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" At The Start Of Every IPL Campaign, We Break The Tournament Down Into Two Phases. The Objective For The First Phase Is To Advance To The Playoffs. We Have Ticked That Box. The Competition, Because For Us, Every Match From Here Is A Knockout Game. While It's True That We Have Had A Stuttering Run, We Can Afford To Focus On That," Laxman Signed Off.