Q: How difficult is it for the defending champions to cope with the defeat?
A: We are very disappointed and the dressing room is very quiet right now. We, as a team are very proud of the successes that we've had. But we can't win every year. In a way, the defeat is a good thing because now we'll have a look at the things that we did well and those we need to improve upon. Hopefully, we'll do that and turn out more motivated in the next IPL to show our fans that we're still a great team.
Q: What areas does the team need to work on?
A: We need to ensure we get more partnerships going and we can definitely improve our fielding. We pride ourselves in our fielding and we probably weren't quite as good in this tournament as we normally are.
Q: Did the new pitch play a role in negating CSK's home advantage?
A: I don't think so. On a given day both teams have to play on the same wicket. We needed to adapt quicker than we did and play a tougher brand of cricket. But it was David Warner's day on Tuesday as he played a brilliant innings. It was hard to chase that score down.
Q: How much did top order's failure contribute to the defeat?
A:It probably did hurt but in the end it's T20 cricket. You have to take risks which sometimes go your way and sometimes don't. Unfortunately our top order didn't fire the way we'd have liked but it's all a part of the game.
Q: You were the exception. How did you manage to shift gears from Test to T20s so quickly?
A: You need a little bit of luck, which I had in the beginning of the tournament. I gained confidence and went ahead from there. Also, I think playing on this wicket, you're lucky to open the innings as playing the new ball is the best time to bat here. I was fortunate enough to get that opportunity.