IPL 2022: The way Rinku maintained composure under pressure was outstanding, says KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News

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MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer on Monday praised Rinku Singh for showing “exceptional” composure under pressure, calling him an “asset” to the team.
Singh smashed a 23-ball unbeaten 42 studded with a boundary six and a six as he and Nitish Rana (48 not knocked out) easily chased a 153-run target for a seven-wicket win over the Rajasthan Royals.
“I was talking to my teammates in the locker room and I was like, the way he maintains his composure even in such pressure situations playing his second or third game, it’s outstanding,” Shreyas said at the ceremony. post-match presentation.

“Building this partnership with Nitish Rana in this situation is something we have to praise and he is a great asset for the future of the franchise.
“The way he gave starts from the first game, he doesn’t look like a newcomer to the team.”
Shreyas also praised his bowlers, especially veteran Umesh Yadav (1/24) and Sunil Narine (0/19) for consistently producing the goods for KKR.
“From the power play when our bowlers only conceded 36 runs and took a wicket, that was just the start we needed,” he said.
“We’ve been talking about Umesh from the start. He’s upped his pace, is playing those tough lengths and as captain you just have to give him the ball and he’ll deliver.
“Every time I give the ball to Sunil Narine, he gets me wickets, but the batsmen don’t take risks against him. He’s very thrifty, but when he gets a wicket, he gets a big one.”

One area where KKR has struggled is the opening slot and Shreyas said they will have to fix the problem.
“We’re looking for a good start. I like the pressure, but it sweats me a lot to build the innings every game.”
Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson blamed his batting unit for not being able to step up at the end.
“I think the wicket was a bit slow and they played very well, but with the stick we have I would have liked to score a few more boundaries at the end. I think we were 15-20 short” , did he declare.
“With bowling and fielding, we showed a real fight. The body language and the energy were incredible. I think we could have hit a little better.”

“I think you have to keep evaluating the game and who beats with you. Interval wickets, that’s what kept me from going strong. When I wanted to go strong, they played really well and we couldn’t execute our shots.”
Samson also said he had “a problem in the last few games”.
“But I’m recovering well and (my back) is fine. It was a big effort (on the pitch).”



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