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IPL 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match 30 – Post Match comments

RR climb to second place in the points standings. And KKR have added a streak of losses following a great start. Yesterday was a nail-biter, but their bowling supply was pitiful. KKR, on the other hand, would be devastated. They appear to have it covered, but one over from Chahal completely transformed the game. The jamboree continues, and we shall continue to move forward from this devastation as well. As the dust settled, it was the Rajasthan Royals who stood victorious and at the end of the game, this is what the captains and player of the match had to say.

 

Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders) – Losing Captain

 

I think from the start we got, we really were going well according to the run-rate. Finchy was good but once he was out, we slowed down a bit. We lacked a bit over there, but it’s a part of the game. Unfortunately we couldn’t click. My plan was to bat through the end, the opposite batsman had to take it on from ball one. The matchup Rana had was with Chahal. He did not time that and it happens. He [Buttler] started a bit slow and after that he just went off. The way he manoeuvres the ball, he is a classy batsman. Kudos to the way he batted. If we had got him out early, the scoreboard would’ve looked very different. Dew didn’t play a big role tonight. Amazing wicket to bat on. Unfortunately Brabourne hasn’t been great for us. Hopefully we will come back hard in the coming games. There is a lot of pressure and I love pressure. I just wanted to set an example, doesn’t matter whatever score they get. If they can get it, I can get it as well. That’s how I was thinking.

 

Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) – Winning Captain

 

 It got tensed. The quality of players made it very interesting. Very happy for the win. There are some things that need to used at the right time. You need to be smart enough to slow it down. I respect KKR as a unit. We never thought we were in the game. I think I don’t need to talk much about individuals. We are lucky to have great players. Special mention to Ashwin for his delivery to Russell. And McCoy is an interesting guy. He doesn’t talk much but seems to be in control over his bowling skills.

 

Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals) – Player of the Match

 

 I had to take wickets in this match to change the result. I worked on my bowling. I spoke to the coaches and the skipper. I was thinking of a googly but then I didn’t want to take a chance. Would have been a happy with a dot ball as well on my hat-trick ball. My googly was coming out well and sent it down to Venkatesh Iyer.