Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has said that Shubman Gill is very pleasing to the eye and the opening batsman deserves all the success. His comment came when KKR SunRisers beat Hyderabad by seven wickets on Saturday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The team led by Dinesh Karthik chased a total of 143 with 12 balls left. For KKR, Gill and Eoin Morgan remained unbeaten at 70 and 42 respectively.
Both Morgan and Gill came together in the fold when KKR was 53/3, but the duo sewed an unbeaten score of 92 runs to take the side over the line.
It’s a long tournament, but this win helps us gain some momentum and confidence. We were a bit rusty in our last game against MI, but we won this game. with our bowlers., they did a great job of limiting a very strong Sunrisers batting line-up. Bairstow and Warner’s wickets at the top put us in a good position. They put them on the back foot and we knew we were pressure ourselves in the chase, ”Morgan said after the game to host Star Sports.
“I didn’t have to tell him (Gill) much, to be honest, he’s beautiful to look at, good bat swing, very languid style, beautiful to behold, he’s a good kid, very hungry to learn and I would love to hit him again I think he deserves all the success The fields have been a bit different you can’t be fixed by one throw but the nature of the heat should change it significantly as the tournament progresses You have to take each game as it comes and try to adapt, stick to your game plan and hopefully it works, ”he added.
KKR limited SunRisers to just 142/4 in the allotted twenty overs, as all bowlers showed clinical performance. Pat Cummins was the standout bowler for KKR as he finished 1/19 of his quota of four overs and also took Jonny Bairstow’s wicket.
Cummins had a bad performance against Mumbai Indians when he ran into more than 50 runs in his four overs, but he was able to bounce back against Hyderabad.
Speaking of Cummins, Gill said: “He’s a world-class bowler, he’s probably one of the best bowlers in the world, a strange day doesn’t matter to us, he’s a world-class bowler and he has thrown really well against. SunRisers Hyderabad. “
KKR has played two games in this year’s IPL, winning and losing one each. They will face Rajasthan Royals next on September 30th.
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