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Murali is still hopeful

Calcutta: The defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday have made things really difficult for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). One more defeat and their chances to clinch a play-offs berth in IPL VII will be over.

However, Muttiah Muralidharan believes the Royal Challengers still have it in themselves to turn things around.

“You play every match to win. That’s our motto as well. At the moment, we are in a difficult position as we need to win all our remaining matches to reach the last four. So, in that sense, every match we play from hereon will be a quarter final.

“It won’t be an easy job, but the situation demands that we win all our remaining matches to stay alive in the competitionů We’re still confident, though,” Muralidharan said on the sidelines of a promotional, here, on Wednesday.

Muralidharan said that if he plays versus Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, there won’t be any competition with Sunil Narine.

“Why should there be any comparison with Narine? He’ll play for KKR while I’ll do so for my team. Both of us have our own set of priorities.”