Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, who scored an unbeaten 88 off 38 balls in the Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders, said it was the right time to play such an innings on the small ground and he came down with the same thinking. Delhi defeated KKR by 18 runs to take the top position in the point table. KKR were returned in the match by Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi in response to Delhi’s 228 for five wickets but eventually fell behind by 18 runs.
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Man of the match Iyer said that no score is big on this ground and therefore it is not easy to win by batting first. The matches here are always exciting and it is also a very close win. Regarding his innings, he said that I felt this is the right opportunity to put pressure on the bowlers on the small field. I was not thinking far. I would not say that I am naturally talented because I work very hard on my batting.
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He said that we have achieved the rhythm and now we have to maintain this sequence of victory. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik praised his batsmen saying that I am proud of the way they played. We did not give up, which is the quality of this team. Had it taken two more sixes, we could have won. He said that the role of Sunil Narayan, who has so far failed to get a good start to the innings, will be talked to the coaches. He said that we want to give more time to Andre Russell. Will talk to coaches about Narayan’s role but I have full faith in him.