Captain Eoin Morgan Satisfied with IPL Start Game
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Eoin Morgan is happy with the opening game performance.
It was a tight game against a really tough side. Really happy with the start – Eoin Morgan https://t.co/moQUHQRg2I
— The Field (@thefield_in) April 12, 2021
KKR Captain Eoin Morgan
“We are delighted. I thought it was magnificent, the guys batted today at the top of the order in particular, Nitish and Tripathi. And the bowling too, couldn’t have asked for a better start,” Morgan said at the post-match.
“It was a tight game against a really tough side. Really happy with the start. We were very happy with our score, we thought if we bowled half decently well we should get over the line.”
“There’s a huge amount of thought and structure that goes into decisions on the field. We’ve got a great head coach and support staff.
“The IPL is all about results. I think guys are buying into what we are trying to do.”
Morgan praised Singh Spinner
“Bhajji starting really well in the first over and not playing a part after that but using his experience to guide the others just shows that.” -Morgan said to Harbhajan Singh Spinner,
Sun Risers Hyderabad Captain
SRH captain David Warner confessed that his squad didn’t performed well a bit with the ball.
“I didn’t think there were that many runs in that wicket. They adapted really well,” Warner said.
“And the way that we lost two early wickets but fought hard through Jonny and Manish, was good. If you over-pitched, it came on a little bit.
“They had some height in their bowling attack, it helped with the cross-seam balls.”
“But plenty of games to come. Four games at this venue so we should be getting used to this square.”
Man of the match Rana said he backed himself
“I thought the ball was in my slot (first ball off Bhuvneshwar) and luckily I got a four,”
“My game-plan is always that if the ball is in my slot I’ll try to hit it. I was backing myself and looking to hit balls. I’ve been playing spin since childhood, so in a way, it’s in my blood.” Nitish Rana who scored 80 0ff 56 balls.