Even though the final result might suggest that it was a straightforward win for KKR, the game had quite a few twists. From Dinesh Karthik finally getting his tactics right to Andre Russell proving his pedigree, here are the main talking points from Delhi’s outing at the Eden Gardens.
Andre Russell = Kieron Pollard 2.0
Incredible is a most used adjective in sports but when Andre Russell leaves the pitch, you can’t help but say that was INCREDIBLE! The Windies star missed last season’s IPL and despite Sunil Narine moonlighting as an
Dinesh Karthik finally trusts Shivam Mavi; gets rewarded
When Gautam Gambhir decided that he wanted to return home, every KKR fan would have been nervous about the change in leadership in the team. And some of the decisions that Karthik made in the first few games added fuel to the fire of the debate surrounding his captaincy. However, today, he was brave in his decision making and it paid rich dividends for his side. He decided to hand the ball to the young Shivam Mavi in the powerplay overs and he repaid his captain’s faith with, ironically, the wicket of the dangerous Gambhir. He kept bowling a nagging line at the
Rishabh Pant’s inexperienced innings
proves why he is not ready to replace MSD
When Rishabh Pant walked into the Eden Gardens today, he knew his side were in deep trouble having lost two wickets in no time. And he was at the non-striker’s end with he saw Gambhir depart as well which meant that the onus was now on him. With the required run rate above 10 runs an over, it was always going to be a challenge. However, the young Indian star started off in a way that would have made the Eden crowd nervous. By the end of the powerplay overs, Pant had ensured that Delhi