Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made a great comeback in their second match in IPL (IPL 2020) and registered their first win this season by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets. Young batsman Shubman Gill was the hero of KKR’s victory. This player played a brilliant innings of 70 not out from 62 balls for KKR. After the win, Gill said that he has practiced ‘power hitting’ a lot in the last few years and as an opener, his job was to take the team to victory.
Gill, who was the man of the match, said after the match, ‘The ball was not taking much spin and batting was easy. I have practiced power hitting a lot in the last few years. This victory was very important for our team. We bowled well and after that it was the batsmen’s turn.
Regarding the unbeaten 92-run partnership with Eoin Morgan, Gill said, “Morgan was playing very well.” We did not have long talks. My job as an opener was to take the team to victory.
At the same time, Morgan said, “The first win brought back rhythm and confidence. I didn’t have to tell Gil anything. He enjoyed watching his batting and despite his success, he is desperate to learn. He is a great player ‘.
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik also praised Gill and said that he wants this young batsman to play like this without pressure. He said, ‘I wish there was no pressure on Gill. Coach Brendon McCullum is clear that the best batsmen will bat at the top. I need to make some runs. I think our team has got the benefit of being an all-rounder.
At the same time, Sunrisers captain David Warner defended the decision to bat first, saying, ‘My decision was right and I do not regret it because our strength has been bowling in the death overs. We could not score runs in the middle overs and 30-40 runs were left behind ‘.