It was definitely an eventful night time on Thursday in Sharjah.
At the outset, let me say I’m a staff man. If the coach and captain agree a method, I’m not going to second guess them. I’ll all the time assist them. That’s the technique victorious groups operate.
RCB selected to bat first towards Kings XI Punjab, and I used to be anticipating to go in at No.four as common. In truth, when the second wicket fell, with our rating 62 for 2 within the sixth over, I began to make my means via the gate that leads out to the wicket.
At that exact second, I used to be requested to attend as a result of the coach and captain had determined to ship out left-handers to face the 2 KXIP leg-spinners, who had been bowling on the time.
That was a authentic cricketing resolution. Teams all world wide usually choose left-handed batsmen to face leg-spin bowling. I didn’t query the decision on the time it was made, and I don’t query the decision now. There is totally no downside from my facet.
With Chris Morris guiding a late charge, we reached 171 for six in our 20 overs, perhaps a couple of runs behind where we’d have wished to be on an more and more gradual Sharjah pitch. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle all contributed to the run chase and, regardless of a late scare, KXIP secured the win they wanted to maintain their IPL hopes alive.
In my view, KXIP are a a lot better staff than their present league place suggests, and, on this match, it truly is the case that anyone can beat anyone on any given day. Any of the eight groups are able to profitable 5 – 6 matches in a row. This is what makes the IPL such an thrilling contest; it’s fully unpredictable.
From an RCB perspective, we have to proceed on from what turned out to be a disappointing evening time, proceed to work arduous, give attention to executing our core abilities accurately and attempt to regain that treasured profitable momentum towards RR in Dubai on Saturday.
For my part, I’m keen and prepared to bat wherever and at any time when the staff wants me, and to assist RCB advance our campaign to understand our potential and win this league.