Yashasvi Jaiswal has reflected on his outstanding innings against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He remained unbeaten with a 98-run knock off 47 balls, leading RR to a nine-wicket victory. Sanju Samson, the RR skipper, also played a vital role in the win with his unbeaten 48 off 29 balls.
KKR, who batted first after losing the toss, could only manage a modest total of 149 runs in 20 overs. Thanks to Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul and Trent Boult’s two wickets for RR. However, the visitors chased down the target with ease in just 13.1 overs.
Jaiswal talked about his innings, revealing that he decided to go after Nitish Rana’s bowling, taking advantage of his strokes. He said that he calculated his shot options and focused on the field placements while hitting the ball for a maximum at the start of the innings.
“When I saw Nitish bhai bowl, I thought that if I can get runs off him with my shots then I should go for it. You never know how someone will bowl their first ball, but after spotting the field placements, I calculated what my shot options were,”
I thought that I will go for a six to get the hundred if I could: Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal expressed his regret for not being able to score a century, but revealed that he was solely focused on finishing the game until the end. Although he was disappointed, he added that the intensity of his innings made it memorable for him.
“I thought that I will go for a six to get the hundred if I could, but it is okay. The other thing I had in mind was that I have to play long and finish the games. So even at the end, that was the only thought in my mind, to leave the field by finishing the game. I will remember this innings a lot. It was short-lived but also very intense,”
he further added.
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