Kolkata Knight Riders have looked a completely different unit in the second leg of IPL. With two wins in two games, they are back in the top four of the points table. After crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their UAE leg opener, they outclassed Mumbai Indians ( MI) in their previous game. Ace spinner Sunil Narine feels the twin wins have lifted the mood of the KKR camp and the players are determined to carry on their good run in the remaining games of the season.
“It’s a good mood once you win cricket games, and it’s a perfect start. And can only build from strength to strength. It’s a good motivation, after winning two [games]. And it just sets the tone, and is more or less a confidence booster for the games coming,” he said in a video posted on KKR’s Twitter handle.
“With every win, there’s more self-belief. Today was a perfect game after doing well in all departments of the game be it batting, bowling and fielding. It is very good once you do that consistently you’re going to win 90 per cent of the games, and if you continue doing that…build momentum never know what can happen,” he added.
Narine, who was declared Man of the Match against MI, bowled a spell of 1-20 and picked up the all-important wicket of Rohit Sharma. Narine said that dismissing Rohit Sharma in any form of a game is a big achievement.
Meanwhile, a disciplined effort by the bowlers helped KKR restrict MI to 155, which the team wiped out without breaking a sweat. Venkatesh Iyer set the tone for the chase with a sizzling 53 before Rahul Tripathi sealed the game with a blistering 74.