Author: Sameer ThakurPublish Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 12:04 PM (IST)Updated Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 06:11 PM (IST)
New Delhi, Online Desk. In the sixth match of the Indian Premier League, RCB has finally opened the account with a win. In this low-scoring match, RCB beat Kolkata by 3 wickets to register their first win of the season. In this victory, the team’s heroes were Shahbaz Ahmed and Dinesh Karthik, who hit some good shots and turned the once exciting match towards their team. Karthik played a short but important innings of 14 runs in 7 balls. After the win, team captain Faf du Plessis praised wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and compared him to Dhoni.
He said “The team benefited from the experience of DK although the runs were not far away from us but he looked quite calm. He is probably as calm as MS Dhoni remains in the last five overs” Let us tell you that Faf Dhoni before this Was in CSK’s team only under the captaincy of. He had earlier also praised Dhoni’s captaincy a lot and said that he has learned a lot from him.
Earlier, the Kolkata batsmen were troubled a lot by the RCB bowlers in the beginning. KKR’s team had lost its three wickets in the powerplay itself. Young bowlers Akashdeep and Mohammad Siraj got RCB off to a great start.
Du Plessis said “Happy good win actually you always have to be positive in chasing small scores but their fast bowlers bowled well. There was seam and extra bounce on the pitch today”. The team could have finished the match even better had their bowlers dismissed Kolkata for 128.
He said, “Two-three days ago there was a score of 200 and now 130, we will try to do even better. Runs will never be a problem, if you need to keep wickets, keep calm like DK Dhoni. We are in the team. Depends on each other for help. We have a great camp and team environment. Everyone is supportive and come to me with new ideas”
Du Plessis is captaining a team in the IPL for the first time after Virat Kohli stepped down and this is his first win as captain. In the next match, RCB will face Rajasthan Royals on 5th April.
Edited By: Sameer Thakur