Kolkata: Holding his batsmen responsible for team’s embarrassing loss against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne said they played ‘dumb’ shots to be bundled out for a paltry 81.

After Sunday’s loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan have suffered two consecutive losses to Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League in a space of three days.

"Our guys played some pretty dumb shots. They played kid's cricket. That was pretty disappointing," he said at the post-match press conference.

"Our preparation has been fantastic. We all had a great practice. The feeling in the group has been fantastic from day one. I just don't know how we failed to put up a performance. That was pretty weak, that was soft, that was embarrassing," Warne said.

Warne, who is also the coach of the side, said Rajasthan have produced some of the fine talent in IPL.

"We have two or three players who have been playing for us for three years. It's time for them to stand up and keep pushing. In cricket, its performance based game. Unfortunately, if they don't perform we will be looking to somebody else," he said.

Warne said the Eden wicket was ordinary as Knight Riders also struggled while chasing.

"We have got three games in five days with two away and one at home. It's not an ideal condition. IPL is a tough competition,” Warne mentioned.

Warne further said they missed Rahul Dravid, who sat out of the match due to a muscle strain.

"We missed him. He is a class player. I wish he was not injured-he has a torn quad. I hope he will be back for our match against (Royal Challengers) Bangalore. I hope he will be back soon," the Rajasthan skipper said.

(Agencies)