Dubai: Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Shreyas Iyer has credited the entire team for an easy win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 44 runs. Shreyas has said that in the presence of fast bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Norje, he considers himself a lucky captain.
In the match, Delhi scored 175 for three after being invited to bat first, and then stopped Chennai for 131 runs for seven wickets. For Delhi, Prithvi Shaw scored an innings of 64 runs while in the bowling, Kagiso Rabada took three wickets for 26 runs. While Enrich Norje took two wickets for 21 runs.
Iyer said, ‘I am lucky to have fast bowlers like Rabada and Norje in our team. They do not need to tell what to do. It is important for the team to perform as a unit and enjoy each other’s success.
He said, ‘We had decided to win easily. We had decided to assess the circumstances well. The wicket was playing slow. The way the openers started, it boosted our morale and we also ended well.
Although Delhi’s fielding was not good and he missed a few easy catches, but Captain Iyer defended his fielding. Iyer said, ‘It is not easy to catch because the light falls on the eyes. In such a situation, you are unable to guess the ball correctly on some occasions. You are not sure where to stand to catch you.
Apart from this, Man of the Match Shaw said, ‘Initially you have to see what the wicket is like. Initially it is important to play field shots. Last year also I was hitting the ball well but made some mistakes. We started off slow but we knew that we could make up for it when the wicket happened. The wicket was better than our previous match.