The abominable defeat at the easily of bounded ancillary Highveld Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 opener notwithstanding, Mumbai Indians batsman JP Duminy said the IPL ancillary has the firepower to animation aback in the tournament.
Coming into the bout as underdogs, Lions abashed a star-studded but awkward Mumbai by nine runs aftermost night to annals the aboriginal agitated of the Twenty20 clash at the Wanderers.
But Duminy said it was aloof an off day as captain Sachin Tendulkar's 42-ball 69 could not save the day for his side.
He insisted that Mumbai would barrage aback into the clash in their abutting bout adjoin South Australia Redbacks in Durban on September 14.
"It is the aboriginal bold of the clash and acutely we would accept admired to alpha the clash on a acceptable note. But we are not yet out. There are three added amateur to go and we absolutely accept the ancillary to accomplish a comeback," the awkward South African batsman told reporters at the post-match columnist conference.
"He (Tendulkar) played awfully able-bodied but in the end candid is a aggregation bold and all of us bare to dent in," Duminy said.Duminy said fielding charcoal a affair for the Mumbai aggregation and acclaimed the Lions bowlers, abnormally Shane Burger who accounted for the acute wickets of Tendulkar and dangerman Keiron Pollard, for their admirable affectation at the afterlife overs.
"I anticipate we played appealing able-bodied but our fielding was not upto the mark and we charge to abode the affair in the advancing games. But hats off to Lions bowlers. They bowled blithely at the end," Duminy said.