Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs in the match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. After the victory, team captain Dinesh Karthik has praised Sunil Narine and said that he is proud of Naren. Before the match against Chennai, Naren was batting for the team but on Wednesday the team sent him to number four. Naren again did well in bowling.
After the match, Karthik said, “There are some important players, Naren is one of them. What we can do for them is that we support them. I am proud of him as a player. We thought we should take the pressure off Naren and that’s why we sent Rahul up “.
He said, “Our batting is lax. I started at number-3 and moved to number-7. That’s good”.
Chasing a target of 168 runs, Chennai looked to win at one time but Kolkata returned and pushed it towards defeat.
Karthik said, “The way they started was fantastic, but in the end I had a lot of faith in Sunil and Varun which came in handy”.