IPL 2021: Shubman Gill Played Extremely Well, Shakib-al-Hasan a Luxury: Eoin Morgan After KKR Beat SRH in Dubai | Kolkata Win


Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan on Sunday heaped praise on opener Shubman Gill and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets. While Morgan admitted that Gill (57 off 51) played ‘extremely well’, he also recognized that Shakib – who conceded only 20 runs in his four overs and took a wicket – is a luxury. Also Read – IPL 2021: Ajay Jadeja Makes Big Comment On PBKS Captain KL Rahul After Defeat Vs RCB, Says He Lacks Leadership Skills

“We needed good bowling and fielding and we did. Shubman played very well and chased down the target. The depth of the squad is a huge luxury to be able to call on Shakib, so he has had a huge impact,” Morgan said during the post-match presentation. Also Read – IPL 2021: Ashish Nehra Praises J&K Cricketer Umran Malik, Wonders ‘Why SRH Holding Him Back’

Claiming that the KKR unit is focused on playing good cricket, Morgan lauded the players for adapting well in the slow conditions in Dubai. Also Read – David Warner’s cheering for SRH from the stands in Dubai will break your heart. watch video

“We are focused on playing good cricket and we have done that in the last three weeks. The game plan in the dressing room has had a good impact and people are raising their hands. We have done well to adapt to the slow conditions and I am happy with that.”

“The wicket played slower than we thought two nights ago. Under these conditions it swings early in the powerplay, but it was sluggish. We needed good bowling and fielding and we did,” Morgan also gave his views on the pitch used for the match.

Kolkata, Punjab, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are in contention for the last spot in the playoffs. Eoin Morgan & Co. has a good advantage among all four teams due to positive net run-rates.


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