'Bat and ball don't know momentum': Gautam Gambhir on RCB's defeat in IPL 2024 Eliminator | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Horsemen Knights of Calcutta mentor Gautam Gambhir believes that Royal Challengers Bangaloreit's a loss for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL2024 Eliminator had little to do with momentum. Despite RCBAfter winning six consecutive matches leading to the playoffs, Gambhir claimed that Rajasthan's superior performance on the day was the deciding factor.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Gambhir rejected the excessive focus on momentum in cricket.

“Even when I was captain, I said that momentum is a word we use too much. What matters is how intensely you enter the field that day. The team that plays without fearfully and with courage is the one who ends up taking the lead because neither the ball nor the bat knows the momentum,” Gambhir said.

Gambhir stressed the importance of mindset and consistency, especially ahead of crucial knockout matches. He believes that players must treat every match with equal importance, maintaining the same intensity throughout the championship stages.
Reflecting on the competitiveness of the IPL, Gambhir pointed out that very little separates the ten teams in the tournament. He highlighted the difficulty of the league and its parity with global tournaments.
“There's not much difference between the team that finished No. 1 and the team that finished No. 10. If there is a five-game series between the two teams, I won't be surprised if #10 team beats #10 team comfortably This is why IPL is the toughest league in the world and at the level of all. T20 World Cup. We all get the same scholarship and all the teams formed are good,” Gambhir said.

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