After scoring a five-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock said he isn’t brave enough to take the shots that teammate Suryakumar Yadav can. Mumbai Indians chased a total of 163 on Sunday with five wickets in hand and two balls over against Delhi Capitals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav each played 53 tricks for the Mumbai Indians. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada was the bowlers’ choice when he returned with the numbers of 2-28. De Kock and Suryakumar had sewn together a partnership of 46 runs to give Mumbai a head start in the match.
“When Surya came in we naturally judged what we’re dealing with, it did help when he walked out, he had the intention and he left with a kite. It kept me much more relaxed, we complimented each other. Really good,” said de Kock in a video on iplt20.com.
“I wish I could reverse Jofra Archer, that’s about it. Don’t think I’m brave enough to play the shots that Suryakumar plays. To be honest, I wasn’t going to hire Anrich Nortje. , it was just a matter of just taking the chance when I had it. Luckily there were one-two balls I could go after, ”he added.
First, the Delhi Capitals hit a total of 162/4 in the allotted twenty overs, thanks to an unbeaten 69-run knockout by Shikhar Dhawan. For Mumbai Indians, Krunal Pandya was the standout bowler as he returned with the numbers of 2-26 in his four overs.
“We had realized that Rabada is a man we should keep our eyes to. He’s bowling really well at the moment and he just naturally takes wickets. I didn’t want to chase him, that’s it. We as a team keep it simple.,” we try to play to our strengths. We have a little momentum now, we have good players on our team and trust in each other helps us, “said de Kock.
With this win, Mumbai Indians took to the top of the IPL 2020 leaderboard with 10 points from seven matches.
Mumbai Indians then take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Oct. 16.
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