KKR read the wicket well and playing with four spinners did the trick: Wasim Akram

A great supporter of Indian Premier League, former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram said that he was happy to be associated with KKR. He also said that people who are criticising the cash-rich IPL were mere jealous about the tourney's success and should be ignored.

“KKR are a great bunch of boys who love to stick around with each other. It’s a long story that changed from the first four years. But to cut it short, it’s all because of a very good captain and an enthusiastic owner. We read the wicket well and we played four spinners. Delhi Daredevils played only one. Had they got in another spinner or two, it could have gotten lot closer. My job is to not change's bowler's action but to tell them about the different match situations and how to react to them,” said the KKR bowling coach.

Akram also said earlier that it was sad to see people protesting against IPL. “These are jealous people and should be ignored. Let's focus on the business end of the championship," Akram said.

"IPL is great advertisement for pure entertainment. Only successful people have critics. IPL is all about success. Every year it is making a positive statement and attracting the best in the world. We have had packed stadiums in almost every game. That's just great," Akram wrote in his column for the espnstar.com.