IPL 7: Dropping Jacques Kallis' catch gifted match to Kolkata Knight Riders, says Lasith Malinga. : Video
He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians' pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team's Indian Premier League loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a dropped catch by him cost the defending champions dearly.
Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener last night after Manish Pandey and Jacques Kallis' half-centuries helped KKR post a fine total of 163 on the board.
Malinga's 4 for 23 was a stand-out effort and the Sri Lankan said he is in a good mental space as far as his bowling is concerned.
Asked if he was carrying the confidence of leading Sri Lanka to the recent World T20 triumph, Malinga said, "Yes, it was wonderful to be part of the winning Sri Lankan team.