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KKR's Narine Reveals Challenge Of Facing Swing During Explosive Knock Against DC

04:30 PM Apr 04, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
kkr s narine reveals challenge of facing swing during explosive knock against dc
KKR's Narine reveals challenge of facing swing during explosive knock against DC

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India] : Following his side's 106-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine, who cracked a match-winning half-century, said that he faced a lot of swing during the start of his inning and batting was difficult.

Narine was the tormentor-in-chief as his pyrotechnic-filled 85 in 39 balls helped Kolkata post 272/7, the second-highest total in IPL history, which they defended despite half-centuries from DC skipper Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs. DC was bundled out for 166 runs and lost the game held at Visakhapatnam by 106 runs.

Speaking in a video posted by the IPL's official X handle, Narine said to his partner-in-carnage Andre Russell, "To start off, it was tough, there was a lot of swing. Once you made contact with one or two balls, everything came a little easier. It was nice to do it in front of the big boss (Shahrukh Khan). You have those days when everything clicks."

Russell said that Narine gave him nice motivation to go straight after bowlers from ball one, but he took some time to settle.

"You gave me a good motivation to start off smashing everything, I took some deliveries to see what is going on and to pick the pace of the wicket. But seeing you hitting the ball, I was like okay, I was happy that Gambhir gave me that opportunity. The most important thing is we won by 100+ runs, good for our net-run-rate," said Russell.

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