KKR CEO consoles players who are not participating in the selection process: Shreyas Iyer goes backwards.

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 54-run to keep them in the IPL . Captain Shreyas Williamson said the CEO is involved in team selection .

After a convincing victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad that kept Kolkata Knight Riders alive in the competition, the team offered a clarification.The KKR captains' comment that the franchise CEO is involved in team selection, made after the game, raised eyebrows.I also wanted to clarify that in the last interview, when I took the CEO's name (for team picks), I said he was there to console the players who are absent.At the post-match presentation on Saturday, he said, It's never easy for them.

When Shreyas was asked about the constant chopping and changing in KKR's previous game, he said: Its really difficult, the skipper said.When I first started playing IPL, I was also in that situation.We discuss with the coaches, and the CEO is also involved in team selection.KKR gained 12 points out of 13 matches thanks to a 54-run win over Sunrisers.

With one more victory for the two-time champions, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will make it unassailable.With two more games to go, the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are on 12 points.Meanwhile, their fifth straight defeat has almost ended Sunrisers playoffs.Their captain's poor results in this IPL have harmed them greatly.This has been a sombre tournament for the Kiwi, with 208 runs from 12 games and a strike rate of 92.85.

There are a few recurring features to it.Hit the fielders, then try to hit big and walk back.It teaches you a lesson, so there are some lessons for me there, says the Sunrisers skipper....