IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik praises his spin trio after KKR take down Daredevils

KKR won the match by 71 runs.

Kuldeep and Narine took 3 wickets each(AFP)

KKR registered a 71 run victory which handed them their second victory of the season. While for Delhi, it was their third defeat of the season in four games and not such a happy return for Gautam Gambhir at Eden where he scored just 8 as Delhi looked completely out of sorts in the chase. 

After their KKR in the post-match interview, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthi hailed his spin trio, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav as the spun their web around the Delhi batsmen. 

Speaking at the post-match-presentation, Karthik said,”I think the wrist spinners are picked in the IPL for a purpose. They’re doing a good job for us, they’re top quality spinners. Days you don’t win you sleep and wake up with a lot of thoughts. It’s something I’m getting used to. You’ve got to try and separate your batting and captaincy and do the job.”

Commenting on Shreyas Iyer’s wicket who was caught at first-slip, the 32-year-old said, “We do a bit of planning and the most important thing was the catch from Rana. At the end of the way, a win keeps you happy. Feels good. Touch wood. This is the kind of day you make the moves and they work out.”

Meanwhile, crediting KKR for their outstanding performance, Gautam Gambhir said, “We got to give it to KKR. At one stage we thought they wouldn’t get 170-175. We tried our level best but it’s going to be tough against three quality spinners like theirs.”

The 71 run victory margin by KKR is the highest win so far for teams who have managed to defend their score. This is KKR's second win of the season. They now play Rajasthan Royals next on Wednesday in Jaipur.


By Anshuman Roy - 17 Apr, 2018

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