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IPL 2022: ‘There is Always Tension When MS Dhoni is Batting’

IPL 2022: ‘There is Always Tension When MS Dhoni is Batting’

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer began his captaincy journey with a brand new franchise on a excessive with a medical 6-wicket win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium. With the win, KKR additionally ended their three-match shedding streak to the four-time IPL champions and managed to get their revenge for final 12 months’s ultimate defeat.

Iyer, who joined KKR this season for a whopping INR 12.25 crore, was named captain of the franchise forward of a senior participant like Pat Cummins. The proficient participant didn’t disappoint in his first recreation as KKR captain as he impressed many along with his sensible bowling modifications and subject placements to get the higher of CSK batters.


KKR managed to limit the opposition for 131/5 in 20 overs after a powerful bowling show within the first 15 overs. However, Shivam Mavi and Andre Russell leaked too many runs within the demise overs.

The 27-year-old admitted that he obtained a touch that the momentum was going to shift in CSK’s favour within the ultimate overs as a result of dew and MS Dhoni managed to try this with a preventing half-century.

“There is all the time stress when MS Dhoni is batting. I knew momentum was going to shift in the direction of them with the dew round. It was tough to grip the ball,” Iyer said at the post-match presentation after guiding his team to a 6-wicket win over CSK in the season opener.

Dhoni turned back the clock to smash his first IPL century since 2019. The veteran wicketkeeper was batting on 7 off 17 balls but he managed to switch gears at the right time to smash 43 off the last 21 balls to complete his half-century in the final over of the innings.

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Iyer also talked about the environment in his new franchise and said that everyone associated with the franchise has been very supportive of him.

“Enjoying the new franchise. CEO, management, support staff have been outstanding. Just need to carry the momentum,” he added.

“It was spungier than we imagined. This is one place I like to play. I grew up right here. I believed it might be flat,” Iyer said while talking about playing on his home ground Wankhede Stadium.

He further heaped praise on veteran pacer Umesh Yadav to produce a sensational performance with the ball in the season opener.

“It was pretty easy for me with the bowling line up I had. Umesh has worked hard in the nets and did well in the practice games too. Really chuffed to see him perform today,” Iyer concluded.

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